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Argentina's Dirty War: An Intellectual Biography

Argentina's Dirty War: An Intellectual Biography

By Donald Hodges

University of Texas, 1991, 387 pp.

In the mid-1970s Argentina experienced a deadly struggle between two well-organized urban guerrilla movements and a highly repressive Argentine military counterinsurgency effort. No holds were barred in the military campaign to root out not only the guerrilla leadership but all considered sympathetic to the insurgents, including trade union organizers, teachers, lawyers, journalists and psychiatrists. The author uses interviews and clandestine documents to illuminate a dark chapter in Argentina's history.