" The boys of capital,
they ... chortle in their martinis about the death of socialism.
The word has been banned from polite conversation. And they hope
that no one will notice that every socialist experiment of any
significance in the twentieth century-without exception-has either
been crushed, overthrown, or invaded, or corrupted, perverted,
subverted, or destabilized, or otherwise had life made impossible
for it, by the United States. Not one socialist government or
movement-from the Russian Revolution to the Sandinistas in Nicaragua,
from Communist China to the EMLN in [El] Salvador-not one was
permitted to rise or fall solely on its own merits; not one was
left secure enough to drop its guard against the all-powerful
enemy abroad and freely and fully relax control at home."