Conservative Thought Latin Amer.: The Ideas of Laureano Gomez

Conservative Thought Latin Amer.: The Ideas of Laureano Gomez

by James D. Henderson
     
 

Laureano Gómez was president of Colombia in the early 1950s until overthrown by a military coup. He was also, for some fifty years, the leading exponent of Latin American conservatism, a political philosophy with roots in both nineteenth-century politics and religion. Focusing on Gómez, and other prominent conservative politicians, Henderson traces

Overview

Laureano Gómez was president of Colombia in the early 1950s until overthrown by a military coup. He was also, for some fifty years, the leading exponent of Latin American conservatism, a political philosophy with roots in both nineteenth-century politics and religion. Focusing on Gómez, and other prominent conservative politicians, Henderson traces the evolution of Latin American conservatism and demonstrates the scope of its influence throughout the continent.

While much has been written about particular Marxist movements and right-wing regimes in contemporary Latin America, little attention has been devoted, in recent years, to the more moderate political institutions and individuals which dominate twentieth-century Latin America. This first account of Latin American conservatism should be of interest to all students of the history and politics of the region.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780896801486
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Publication date:
10/15/1988
Series:
Ohio RIS Latin America Series , #13
Edition description:
1
Pages:
229
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)
Lexile:
1510L (what's this?)

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