By Hugh M. Hamill
During this significant revision of the Borzoi booklet Dictatorship in Spanish the USA, editor Hugh Hamill has offered conflicting interpretations of caudillismo in twenty-seven essays written via a global staff of historians, anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, reporters, and caudillos themselves. the decisions characterize revisionists, apologists, enemies, or even a sufferer of caudillos. The personalities mentioned comprise the Mexican priest Miguel Hidalgo, the Argentinian gaucho Facundo Quiroga, the Guatemalan Rafael Carrera, the Colombian Rafael N??ez, Mexico’s Porfirio D?az, the Somoza family members of Nicaragua, the Dominican "Benefactor" Rafael Trujillo, the Argentinians Juan Per?n and his spouse Evita, Paraguay’s Alfredo Stroessner - referred to as "The Tyrannosaur," Chile’s Augusto Pinochet, and Cuba’s Fidel Castro.
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Students wrote criticisms of each before the class met and then debated their value for a new book about caudillos. Votes were cast for and against each potential reading after the discussion. Students were enthusiastic about their involvement in the editorial process. Seminars were exciting events and they convinced me that a new volume would succeed. My own perceptions changed, too, in the course of the debates as well as over time. Eventually I elected to retain twelve of the original pieces and to add fifteen new ones.