Monday, March 23, 2009

Remembering the Sandinistas

Back when I was in graduate school and Reagan was a reality and the U.S. was up to no good in Nicaragua, I was a big Sandinista fan; huge, really. One of my former students, Aubrey G., is traveling in Nicaragua and sent me this beautiful postcard (click to enlarge)--I thought I would share it with textmex galleryblog readers, oh marvelous spelunkers of the internets.

Of the card, Aubrey, our new correspondent from Central America, writes

I thought you would love it! You can definitely post it. I'm reading a great book about the Civil War in Nicaragua called, Blood of Brothers: Life and War in Nicaragua, by Stephen Kinzer, a journalist from the States who was here before, during, and after the war. I definitely recommend it.

Send me a link when you post it on your blog!

Hope all is well!



  1. Geez, Stephen Kinzer? I wouldn't trust his account -- he didn't become NYT bureau chief by bucking the US propaganda line. The Publishers Weekly and Lib Journal reviews at Amazon don't inspire confidence either.

  2. Anyone can poo-poo Kinzer; I give props to my former undergrad who is reading and living la vida in Nicaragua right now as you and I update our blogs.