"Through a Glass Darkly tells the story of Ron Hennessey, an Iowa farmer who
returned from the Korean War to discover that farming no longer held much
allure. Hennessey joined a Catholic missionary society and after nine years
of study was ordained a priest and sent to Guatemala. The book describes
Hennessey's conversion from being an unapologetic patriot from America's
heartland to a staunch opponent of Ronald Reagan's policies in Central
America - policies that occasionally threatened Hennessey's life.
Hennessey's story has a subtext: America's ideals of freedom, democracy, and
progress-with-justice have been violated abroad by one U.S. president after
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Published January 22, 2012
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