Stephen Kinzer

Nicaraguans mourn death of Sandinista founder Tomás Borge

Tomás Borge, the last living co-founder of the Sandinista movement in Nicaragua, died on Monday in his home country. Borge has been imprisoned and tortured by Nicaragua's dictator, only to take control of the prisons after a revolution and use the same techniques.

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Global Politics

Iranian Paranoia: Is It Justified?

Earlier this summer, the Iranian intelligence chief claimed Western forces were behind the post-election protests. The Takeaway talks with author Stephen Kinzer, who explains that Iran's history has left them justifiably paranoid of foreign influence.