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Tio Sam

Christopher Hitchens, 20 December 1990

In the Time of the Tyrants: Panama 1968-89 
by R.M. Koster and Guillermo SanchezBorbon.
Secker, 430 pp., £17.99, October 1990, 0 436 20016 3
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... short term some hybrid of capitalism and feudalism will probably be the winner. R.M. Koster and Guillermo SanchezBorbon, respectively an American novelist and a Panamanian columnist, have done well to reinstate the antique term ‘tyrant’ over the modern, purposeful word ‘dictator’. Tyrants, after all, are in ...

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