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What Went Wrong? The Nicaraguan Revolution
A Marxist Analysis
An indispensable reexamination of the failures of the Nicaraguan Revolution, by one of the most important Marxist-historians of Latin America.
When the Nicaraguan Revolution overthrew the Somoza Regime in 1979, it inspired radicals across the globe. And yet its promise and potential was extinguished by the early 1990s. This insightful and penetrating analysis traces the origins of this failure to politics of the Sandinistas, specifically their lack of rank-and-file democracy that left all power in the hands of Daniel Ortega.