Covering Up Religious Persecution in Nicaragua

Religious persecution is starting up again in Nicaragua and the media do not seem to be interested. The small Central American country suffered a similar persecution from 1979-1990. At that time, the nation was ruled by the Sandinista National Liberation … Continue reading

The Great “Absents” in the Land Debate

A healthy, robust debate around the issue of land is clearly needed in South Africa today. Unfortunately, the nation finds itself right now in the midst of a persistent and belligerent invective against landownership. This threatens the future of the … Continue reading

Glory, Joy, Honor

  The following article was originally published in the Folha de S.Paulo, on February 10, 1974. It has been translated and adapted for publication without the author’s revision. –Ed. In these sad days marked by his removal from the Archdiocese … Continue reading

The Symbolic Death of a Symbolic Movement

The political left has always preferred to wage its battles in the terms and the imagery of symbols. Whether they be an image such as a Che Gueverra T-shirt, a slogan such as “the 99%,” an action such as Greenpeace … Continue reading

Dictator Castro, Clergy Support, Withered Myth

1.  The bloodthirsty dictator Castro and the Cuban communist revolution would not have gone beyond the plains of Sierra Maestra and the province of Santiago de Cuba without the enigmatic support he received from the highest levels of the clergy, … Continue reading

Self-Managing Socialism: Zappos Style

There have been many attempts to apply socialism to the modern workplace. One of these was the program of former president of France François Mitterrand who sought to implement what he called self-managing socialism in 1981. Like all such schemes, … Continue reading

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