Nicaragua, socialism and Sandanistas

Louis N Proyect lnp3 at
Fri Jul 7 19:38:07 MDT 1995

On Fri, 7 Jul 1995, Andy Daitsman wrote:

> Second, I think you're selling the Sandinista economic program a little
> short.  It's true that their objective from the beginning was to maintain a
> market economy, but at least until the mid-80s their vision of this was
> significantly greater than left-Keynesian.  The way I understand it, the

Louis Proyect:
I have among a stack of books for light summer reading something called
"Industrialization in Sandinista Nicaragua: Policy and Practice in a
Mixed Economy" by Geske Dijkstra (Westview Press, 1992).

It looks at Sandinista economic policy in the light of the Soviet NEP.
The table of contents, at least, looks damned interesting.

I'll take this into the park with me in the next few weeks and report back.

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