Jorge Nallim chronicles the decline of liberalism in Argentina during the volatile period between two military coups—the 1930 overthrow of Hip—lito Yrigoyen and the deposing of Juan Per—n in 1955. Nallim documents a wide range of locations where liberalism was claimed and ultimately marginalized in the pursuit of individual agendas. He demonstrates how liberalism became a vital and complex factor in the metamorphosis of modern history in Argentina and Latin America as well.
This text provides a practical application of political theory to contemporary public policy problems, with the intention of reconnecting liberalism with the values of American society. It suggests a policy relying less on cost-benefit analysis and more on a philosophical understanding of what best serves the community.