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Cruel Dilemmas of Development: 20th Century Brazil

Cruel Dilemmas of Development: 20th Century Brazil

By Sylvia Ann Hewlett

Basic Books, 1980, 243 pp.

The author compares the contrasting roads to development chosen by Brazil and China-the capitalist and socialist prototypes. Which set of development costs should a nation choose: the deepening impoverishment of many, or political repression? This book avers that "there are no easy routes to the modern world; the choices involved are extremely painful and will confront nations well into the future."