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Liberals and Conservatives in Post Revolutionary Latin America

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Liberals and Conservatives in Post Revolutionary Latin America Models for post-revolutionary Latin American government are born of the complex economic and social realities of 17th and 18th century Europe. From the momentum of the Enlightenment came major political rebellions of the elite class against entrenched national monarchies and systems of power. Within this time period of elitist revolt and intensive political restructuring, the fundamental basis for both liberal and conservative ideology was driven deep into Latin American soil. However, as neither ideology sought to fulfill or even recognize the needs or rights of mestizo people under government rule, the initial liberal doctrine pervading Latin American nations perpetuated racism and economic exploitation, and paved the way for all-consuming, cultural wars in the centuries to come. Throughout the Iberian Peninsula and Colonial Europe, the sweeping philosophical shift from religious and spiritual pursuits to a greater emphasis on logic and reason foreshadowed remarkable social reformation. In Latin America, the Ibero...

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that liberals and conservatives in post-revolutionary latin america are born of the complex economic and social realities of 17th and 18th century europe.
  • Analyzes how the iberian peninsula and colonial europe saw sweeping philosophical shifts from religious and spiritual pursuits to a greater emphasis on logic and reason foreshadow remarkable social reform.
  • Analyzes how sarmiento's ideology encapsulates liberal latin america and the racist veins running through it.
  • Analyzes how fernandez's epic poem offers a different image of vagrant mestizo life, and the flavor of liberalism more palatable than espoused by creoles and mazombas.
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