Development and Dignity, Inter-American Foundation, 1987.

Interventions, a novel, Doubleday, 1980.


“Impeachment Summer 1974: a Necessary Civics Lesson for an Anguished Nation,” Sacramento Bee, July 29, 2019.

“A Bailout by Ukrainians,” with Tatiana R. Zaharchenko, Los Angeles Times, March 7, 2014. https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-breslin-ukraine-economy-oligarchs-20140307-story.html

“First-Class Citizens: Father de Nicolo and the Street Kids of Colombia, Grassroots Development, Vol. 34, 2013.

“The Persevering Woman: Rosario Quispe’s Dreams for the Puna,” Grassroots Development, Vol. 33, 2012.

“The Most Tenacious Woman in the World,” Grassroots Development, Vol. 32, 2011.

“Chet Thomas: In Honduras for the Long Haul,” Grassroots Development, Vol. 31, 2010.

“Our Man in Bolivia,” Grassroots Development, Vol. 30, 2009.

“The Agricultural Gospel of Elias Sanchez,” Grassroots Development, Vol. 29, 2008.

“Lessons of the Elders: Juan Garcia and the Oral Tradition of Afro-Ecuador,” Grassroots Development, Vol. 28, 2007.

“A Grassroots Group Taps into a Nostalgia Market,” Grassroots Development, Vol. 27, 2006.

“Thinking Outside Newton’s Box: Metaphors for Grassroots Development,” Grassroots Development, Vol. 25, 2004.

“A Family’s Quest for Identity Makes Irish Eyes Smile,” Smithsonian, June 1997.

On These Sidewalks of New York, the Sun is Shining Again. Smithsonian, Vol. 26, April 1995.

“You Can Get a Lot More than Fleas at a Market Like This,” Smithsonian, February 1993.

“Coping with Change, the Mayas Discover the Play’s the Thing,” Smithsonian, August, 1992.

“Democracy in the Rest of the Americas,” Grassroots Development, Vol. XV, No. 2, 1991. (distributed world-wide by the United States Information Agency and reprinted as “NGOs and Democracy in Latin America,” in Development and Democracy, Urban Foundation, Johannesburg, S.A.)

“Can Development Be a Two-Way Street?” Grassroots Development,” Vol. XIV, No. 2, 1990.

“Barnyard Art; a Sculptor Retools,” Oklahoma Today, August 1990.

“The Mapuche Find Their Voice,” Grassroots Development, Vol. XIII, No. 2, 1989.

“The Valley Without Birds,” Grassroots Development, Vol. XII, No. 2, 1988. Reprinted in Seeds, May/June 1989.

“The Lure of Bajo Aguan,” Grassroots Development, Vol. XI, No. 1, 1987.

“A Sense of Identity,” Grassroots Development, Vol. X, No. 2, 1986. Revised version published as “Identity and Self-Respect” in Cultural   Expression and Grassroots Development, Charles David Kleymeyer, editor, Lynne Rienner, Boulder and London, 1994.

“Technicians of Torture,” The Sciences, March/April 1986, with Richard H. Goldstein.

“Puppets in the Pampas,” A Propos, American Centre for the Union Internationale de la Marionnette, Fall 1985.

“Irish Shanachies’ Tales Live On,” Smithsonian, February 1985. Reprinted in Utne Reader, June/July 1985 and in the National Storytelling Journal, Summer 1986. Quoted in Towards More Picturesque Speech, Reader’s Digest, March 1994.

“Land Saving, Kuna Style,” Audubon, November 1984, with Mac Chapin. Another version appeared in Journal of the Inter-American Foundation, Vol. 8, No. 2, 1984. Reprinted in Direct to the Poor, Sheldon Annis and Peter Hakim, editors, Lynne Rienner, Boulder and London, 1988.

“Ariel Dorfman: a Writer in Exile,: Washington Post Book World, June 12, 1983.

“The Technology of Self-Respect: Cultural Projects Among Aymara and Quechua Indians,” Journal of the Inter-American Foundation, Vol. 6,
No. 1, 1982. Reprinted in Direct to the Poor, Annis and Hakim.

“Bypassing the Patron,” Journal of the Inter-American Foundation, Vol. 5, No. 1, 1981.

“A Line in Quicksand,” Baltimore Sun, March 20, 1981, with Joseph Eldridge.

“Haig Overlooks Chile,” Chicago Tribune, Feb. 27, 1981.

“Fate of Uruguay’s Dictators in Doubt,” Chicago Tribune, Dec. 10, 1980.

“The Lights Are Out in Uruguay,” The Nation, Nov. 22, 1980.

“Chile’s Transparent Plebiscite,” Los Angeles Times, Sept. 14, 1980.

“Manos del Uruguay,” Journal of the Inter-American Foundation, Vol. 4, No. 2, 1980.

“Chile’s Pinochet,” Los Angeles Times, July 30, 1978.

“The Murder Chile Can’t Forget,” Chicago Tribune, May 14, 1978.

“Human Rights: Rhetoric or Action?” Washington Post, Feb. 27, 1977.

“Chile’s Coup Devours Its Godparents,” America, April 27, 1974.

“Chile – the Plebiscite That Wasn’t,” America, April 7, 1973.

“Chile’s Changing Climate,” America, Feb. 10, 1973.


“Report on a Human Rights Mission to Uruguay,” with David Kennedy and Richard Goldstein, The New York Academy of Sciences, August 1984.

Book Reviews

Over 25 reviews, mainly in the Washington Post Book World, on United States foreign policy, Latin American politics, and fiction.


“The Development of Class Consciousness in the Chilean Working Class,” Department of Political Science, UCLA, 1980.