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State and Opposition in Military Brazil
State and Opposition in Military Brazil
By Maria Helena Moreira Alves
University of Texas Press, 1985, 352 pp
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Extensive interviews and thorough documentary research undergird this examination of the national security state constructed in Brazil since 1964, not as the product of any blueprint but rather out of a "dialectical relationship" between the forces in power and the organized opposition. The analysis concludes with the abertura in 1983. Well done.