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Consent of the Damned: Ordinary Argentinians in the Dirty War

David M. K. Sheinin

Abstract

This book explains how Argentines came to conceive of human rights after 1976—in antagonism to, in sympathy with, and with indifference toward the dictatorship that governed. It documents the emergence of human rights as a set of ideas stressing the military’s building of a chilling justification for state terror. As ludicrous as the military’s pro–human rights rationale became in the face of its horrifying record, the dictatorship narrative registered an important success overseas. By and large, Argentina was able to convince a majority of its international trade and diplomatic partners of it ... More

Keywords: Argentina, Human Rights, Dictatorship, Foreign Relations, Military Rule

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813042398
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: January 2013 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813042398.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David M. K. Sheinin, author