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The Revolution is Over

Monday, March 14, 2011

Young, idealistic, and in love, at the age of 18, Deb Olin Unferth ran away from college with her Christian boyfriend and followed him to Nicaragua to join the Sandinistas. In Revolution: The Year I Fell In Love and Went to Join the War, Unferth recounts her struggles to find “revolution jobs”, the subsequent disillusionment, and the eventual end of the Cold War in this rumination of what happens to a country and its people after the revolution is over.

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Comments [4]

David from Brooklyn

i normally love this show, but you blew this interview. The BOOK IS FUNNY. You obviously didn't read the book.

Mar. 15 2011 11:24 AM
Katherine Jackson from LES

Leonard: I love your show, but this was one of the most perplexing interviews you've ever done. WHY WAS SHE DISILLUSIONED OR WAS SHE? If so, by what? What's changed in Nicaragua that has led to her thinking differently of the present day Sandinistas than of those when she was there during the revolution? After saying repeated that the book tells of her becoming "disillusioned," we never found out what, if anything, "disillusioned" her! Here was a witness of a crucial time about which we know little. This interview could have given us a close-up view, but it sure didn't!

Mar. 14 2011 01:29 PM
Fuva18

I KNOW this story has been optioned...

Mar. 14 2011 01:00 PM
Fuva18

This could make a great spoof movie, farce

Mar. 14 2011 12:59 PM

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