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Rights Suspension in Nicaragua

October 31, 1985

Daniel Ortega has finally put his Marxist regime into proper perspective with as neat a bit of neo-Stalinist gibberish as I've heard in a long time. Supporters of the Sandinista revolution can pin this up next to anything Ronald Reagan may have uttered in his entire political career and not suffer by comparison.

Where newspeak and doublethink are concerned, Ortega has no master: "Now that we are in the position of dealing a mortal blow to our opponents, it is logical that they would try to launch a campaign of internal subversion, so it is logical that we should return to a state of emergency."

Of course. Adolf Hitler couldn't have put it more succinctly. The stronger we are the more repressive we must become.

NED WYNN

Los Angeles

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