Socialism and the Sacred
AbstractIn 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.
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