“Ablard… shows something that many scholars have suspected but no one has been able to prove: that despite discourses and intentions, the Argentine state has been historically weak and therefore its ability for exercising social control has been very limited. I hope that Ablard’s book will encourage other scholars to take a fresh look at other dimensions of social control in Argentina.”
Mariano Ben Plotkin — author of Argentina on the Couch: Psychiatry, State, and Society, 1880 to the Present
About the Author
Jonathan Ablard is an assistant professor at Ithaca College, where he teaches Latin American history.