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Liberty for Latin America : how to undo five hundred years of state oppression

Author: Alvaro Vargas Llosa
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005.
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A Latin American journalist plunges deep into Latin American culture and history to critique centuries of state-run dictatorship and oppression of the poor, arguing for genuine reform of basic institutions.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alvaro Vargas Llosa
ISBN: 0374185743 9780374185749
OCLC Number: 57570593
Description: 276 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. What failed. The five principles of oppression --
The twentieth century : the hour of the snail --
Friendly fire from the United States --
Part 2 : What succeeded. What could have been --
The liberal tradition --
Part 3 : Reform. When things looked right, they were wrong --
The fever of change --
The capitalist mirage --
Corruption and the ethical abyss --
Part 4 : Turning the tide. Liberty for Latin America.
Responsibility: Alvaro Vargas Llosa.
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A Latin American journalist plunges deep into Latin American culture and history to critique centuries of state-run dictatorship and oppression of the poor, arguing for genuine reform of basic institutions.

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