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Socialism, Liberalism, and Dictatorship in Paraguay
By Paul H. Lewis
Praeger/Stanford: Hoover Press, 1982, 154 pp.
Short but rewarding, this study attempts to picture Stroessner and his regime within the context of Paraguayan political culture, which the author regards as "the clash of inherited resentments accumulated over generations." Instead of flashy stereotypes, the complexities stand revealed. By way of prediction, a trend toward socialism is possible, but it is equally likely that Paraguayans, having had no experience with democracy, will maintain the familiar authoritarian tradition.
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