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Mexico, the end of the revolution
Hodges, Donald C. (Donald Clark), 1923-2009.
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Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2002.
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213 pages ; 25 cm
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F1234 .H7975 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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In this history of the Mexican Revolution, the authors reveal that, along with the end of its social pact, Mexico passed out of its former nationalist and capitalist orbit to enter the new professional societies and global order fathered by the transnationals.

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DONALD C. HODGES is a professor of philosophy and an affiliate professor of political science at Florida State University. The founder of Social Theory and Practice , he has served on the editorial boards of Philosophy & Phenomenological Research and Latin American Perspectives among others. He is the author of more than a dozen books on revolutions and revolutionary movements in Latin America, five of which have been translated into Spanish and published in Mexico.

ROSS GANDY is a professional philosopher and historian who has lived and taught in Mexico since 1970. During the 1970s he taught political philosophy at Ivan Illich's Centro de Documentacion Cultural (CIDOC) and, since 1981, has been professor of history and political science at Mexico's National University (UNAM).

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Hodges (philosophy and political science, Florida State Univ.) and Gandy (independent philosopher and historian) have written one of the most informed, informative, and interesting analyses available of 20th-century Mexico. With an ideological perspective neither hidden nor heavy-handed, the book is eminently readable, with dozens of delightfully quotable phrases. The selected bibliography obscures the considerable reading and magisterial familiarity with Mexican government, society, and politics. The authors offer the best explanation presently available of the quandary of Mexican economic development, in which neither state policies nor massive external investment has altered the routine of daily life for the vast majority of citizens. Their principal thesis is that an overwhelming number of analysts of the Mexican Revolution have failed to grasp the true significance of the revolution that occurred after 1910. With highly persuasive facts and figures, Hodges and Gandy convincingly show that the revolutionary changes in modern Mexico ended not with the victory of capitalism--in any combination of foreign and domestic capitalists--but in a rapacious bureaucracy that absorbs more of the gross domestic output than either salaried workers or corporate profit seekers. Mexico, they claim, is dominated by "bureaupreneurs instead of entrepreneurs." Highly recommended for all levels and collections. F. W. Knight Johns Hopkins University

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
1 The People in Armsp. 9
2 The Great Transformationp. 39
3 Administering the Social Pactp. 85
4 The Revolution Betrayedp. 127
5 The Revolution Underminedp. 151
Notesp. 189
Selected Bibliographyp. 203
Indexp. 205