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Confronting Revolution: Security Through Diplomacy in Central America
Confronting Revolution: Security Through Diplomacy in Central America
By Morris J. Blachman, William M. Leogrande and Kenneth Sharpe
Pantheon, 1986, 438 pp

The authors see inequality and authoritarianism as the primary sources of long-range turmoil in Central America, and they believe that the United States should abandon its "hegemonic strategic vision" in favor of a "principled realism" that would favor U.S. security as well as peace, democracy and broadly shared development.