Nicaragua, Sandinistas and Socialism

Howie Chodos howie at magi.com
Sun Jul 9 21:50:15 MDT 1995


I found Andy's post very helpful. Just one comment. He wrote:

> The lesson of Chile to me is
>don't take power unless you know that you dispose of the means for holding
>onto it once you've got it.

If true, and I see no reason to dispute it, this seems to me to have many
important implications. One question it raises is how can we know when we
have a reasonable chance of success. I don't know the answert to this, but
it does follow that any possibility of radical social change depends on
there being an affirmative answer to this question.

Howie Chodos



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