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The Public Man: An Interpretation of Latin American and Other Catholic Countries
The Public Man: An Interpretation of Latin American and Other Catholic Countries
By Glen Caudill Dealy
University of Massachusetts Press, 1977, 128 pp.

Professor Dealy, a political scientist, has produced a short but extremely interesting and valuable cultural analysis, in search of motivations and behavioral traits that lie beneath and beyond class and political distinctions. He posits a political culture of caudillaje, an ethos that impels men to an overly ardent quest for public influence, with such reverberations as the separation of private and public morality.