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The Central American Crisis: Sources of Conflict and the Failure of U.S. Policy
The Central American Crisis: Sources of Conflict and the Failure of U.S. Policy
Edited by Kenneth M. Coleman and George C. Herring
Scholarly Resources, 1985, 240 pp.

The noted scholars who wrote these ten chapters reject the Vietnam analogy for the conflicts in Central America in favor of indigenous explanations, and conclude that the present crisis is rooted primarily in "the political, social and economic inequities that have long afflicted the region." They believe that the U.S. should accept socialist and revolutionary regimes and quietly retreat as a hegemonic power.