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From military rule to liberal democracy in Argentina

How Liberal Democrats Undercut Our Military, Endanger Our Soldiers, and Jeopardize Our Security

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        StatementWestview Press
        PublishersWestview Press
        LC Classifications1987
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 105 p. :
        Number of Pages61
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        ISBN 100813371015
        2Westview special studies on Latin America and the Caribbean

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Marvin Goldwert seeks to relate developments in the military to the larger political, social, and economic developments in Argentine history. It was an astonishing big pool of human resources, not doing particularly well. Walter was not seriously hurt. In Argentina, what happened, so what? In the face of increasing poverty and continued social unrest, Duhalde moved to bolster the government's social programs and to contain inflation.

To make matters worse, Kirchner arrived in office with a shaky electoral mandate. There were body parts all over the field. The threat was that the military would either stop the election or, more likely in my view, not allow Alfonsin to take over if he won.

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