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Politicians, Pupils, and Priests

Argentine Education Since 1943


V. W. Leonard

In Argentina, more so than elsewhere, the church's educational objective is basic to understanding its position in politics. In a broader context, the church's secular activities stem from its traditional role in Catholic Latin America and are related to strategies of the military and political parties. This book examines in detail two of the most contentious issues in Argentine history: catechism in the public schools and recognition of private universities. Politicians, Pupils, and Priests is vital reading for anyone concerned with the destiny of democracy in Latin America and, especially, the politics of Third World countries.