Category Archives: Asturias, Miguel Ángel

Murderousness of Leftist intellectuals

Screen Shot 2013-12-18 at 18.27.37Latin America guerrilla movements, writes Dalrymple,

far from being the spontaneous and justified expression of a downtrodden peasantry, as was the received wisdom among Western intellectuals, were the products of rapidly expanding numbers of university students led by Leftist intellectuals.

Screen Shot 2013-12-18 at 18.30.21For instance,

the Guatemalan guerrilla group, ORPA, was led by the son of the Guatemalan Nobel prize winner, the novelist Miguel Ángel Asturias. The worst of them, Peru’s Sendero Luminoso, was led by a professor of philosophy, Abimael Guzmán, who very nearly became Peru’s Pol Pot.