México: Siglo XXI Editores, (Serie, Sociología y política (Siglo XXI), 1987. First printing. Hardcover. 229p., wrps. New. Item #188043
It is a thoroughly researched and balanced analysis of the formulation and implementation of Reagan’s low intensity conflict policy in Central America. Actually, Bermúdez attempts more than simply an analysis of Reagan’s Central American program. Rather, she set out to write a critique of the current administration’s response to pro-Soviet movements throughout the Third World, with Central America as the focus. Bermúdez traces the evolution of the low intensity conflict concept to the mid-1970s and the development of what she refers to as the “Vietnam syndrome.”.