TITLE

STUDENT POLITICS IN LATIN AMERICA

AUTHOR(S)
Washington, S. Walter
PUB. DATE
April 1959
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Apr1959, Vol. 37 Issue 3, p463
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on participation of students in politics in Latin America. Participation in politics is something, which Latin American students inherited from their forebears in Europe, especially in Spain, where for centuries students have played prominent roles in the fight for human rights. As the tide of democracy has swung back and forth, the students of Latin America have been constant in their support of its ideals and have been in the forefront of the revolutions against tyrannies. A tradition has grown up; the students are expected to keep alive the goals toward which the nation should be working during the dominance of dictators, whether good or bad. As the students leave the universities for other pursuits they may become aligned with special interests, they may turn to the support of dictators, they may become disillusioned and may cause disillusionment in others; but there are always new generations of students and, despite past failures, the public remains not only confident that they will keep the ideals alive but also hopeful that the millennium is around the corner.
ACCESSION #
14723850

 

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