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U.S. Ends And Means In Central America: A Debate

U.S. Ends And Means In Central America: A Debate

By Ernest van den Haag and Tom J. Farer

Plenum, 1988, 241 pp.

Two exceptionally articulate and witty advocates debate the aims, conduct and results of U.S. policy toward Central America in the 1980s. Van den Haag argues more persuasively than the Reagan Administration has ever done for a U.S. attempt to oust the Sandinistas; Farer is more coherent than most opponents of the contra war in his critique of Administration policy. Both authors emphasize fundamental values and premises; neither is daunted by stubborn facts.