In This Review

El Salvador in Transition
El Salvador in Transition
By Enrique A. Baloyra
University of North Carolina Press, 1982, 236 pp

Brief historical perspectives accompany a full treatment of the current crisis. Although the author accepts the need for "reincorporation of the democratic Left" and blames the "disloyal Right" in the belief that oligarchic capitalism can be maintained only by force, the tone is not that of the ideological Left. U.S. efforts are seen to have failed because the center they seek to consolidate consists of ancient enemies quite incapable of reconciling their disagreements.