Socialism and the Sacred

Authors

  • John Brentlinger

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-044-05-1992-09_4

Keywords:

Marxism, Philosophy

Abstract

In 1956, Rigoberto Lopez Perez, a twenty-six year old Nicaraguan poet, wrote his mother a last letter: ".... seeing that all efforts to return Nicaragua to being (or to being for the first time) a free country without shame or stain have been futile, I have decided that I should be the one to try to initiate the beginning of the end of this tyranny." A few days later in his home-town of Leon, he publicly assassinated Anastasio Somoza. He was himself immediately killed, receiving thirty-five bullet wounds. As we know, he did in fact initiate "the beginning of the end" of that tyranny.

Published

1992-10-04

Issue

Section

Articles