I first wrote the essay below in 2008. In just reviewing it now 2020, it seems almost more applicable today after our 2016 election and the upcoming 2020 election. Enjoy. Cheers, Richard
“He’ll have you be a Communist before you leave this house,” Vicky’s mother said to me as I entered their house for a weekend stay in Paysandu, Uruguay. She was referring to her husband, who is a member of the Frente Amplio party in Uruguay. He was also tortured.