The myth of Videla’s moderation and the legitimation of the last Argentine military dictatorship

Author/s Daniel Lvovich
Publishing Year 2022 Issue 2022/116 Language Italian
Pages 18 P. 39-56 File size 145 KB
DOI 10.3280/PASS2022-116003
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The Argentinian military dictatorship, which was established in 1976, benefitted in its early years from considerable societal support or, at least, from high levels of passive acceptance. Together with the development of State Terrorism, this meant that the organisation of different social actors into an effective opposition was hampered. This article, which makes use of sources in the North American and Argentinian archives, analyses the role of the myth of General Videla’s moderation and the extent to which it helped to legitimise the military government.

Keywords: Argentina, Dictatorship, Repression, General Jorge Rafael Videla, Myth

Daniel Lvovich, Il mito della moderazione di Videla e la legittimazione dell’ultima dittatura militare argentina in "PASSATO E PRESENTE" 116/2022, pp 39-56, DOI: 10.3280/PASS2022-116003