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The Legacy of Populism in Bolivia: From the MNR to Military Rule
The Legacy of Populism in Bolivia: From the MNR to Military Rule
By Christopher Mitchell
Praeger, 1977, 167 pp

The author finds the MNR fundamentally flawed, after its initial successes in 1952-53, by its underlying identification with the middle class, which turned conservative within a short time. This tendency was accentuated after the 1964 coup by the alliance between the military and moderate civilian elements.