Jorge Nállim has expertly written a much-needed book. The scholarship on liberalism has mostly centered either on its development and impact in the nineteenth century, particularly during its heyday between the 1880s and 1910s, or on its comeback during the neoliberal reforms of the 1990s. Instead, Nállim focuses on the voices of liberalism between 1930 and 1943; the Peronist years, as he acknowledges, are mostly a bookend for the main thrust of his analysis. Traditionally, this period, known as the Infamous Decade, had been examined as a prelude to the rise of Juan D. Perón in 1946, but it has recently gained more attention on its own terms, with Peronism ceasing to be the predictable outcome of the changes that took place between the 1930 military coup and the Second World War. Those working in the field of the history of ideologies,...
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Paula Alonso; Transformations and Crisis of Liberalism in Argentina, 1930–1955. Hispanic American Historical Review 1 August 2014; 94 (3): 524–525. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00182168-2694562
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