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Course of Our Times, The; Cardenas And The Mexican Middle Way

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Course of Our Times, The
Cardenas And The Mexican Middle Way
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Historical survey hosted by Abram Sachar, Brandeis University. Series release date: 1973

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“The upheavals that transformed Africa and Asia after the world wars inevitably also stimulated defiance of foreign economic control in Latin America. At first the revolutionary zeal brought little relief to the disinherited and the dispossessed; only the pattern of exploitation changed. In Mexico however, a leadership emerged that was genuinely dedicated to the transformation of the social order and it became a lens through which the other nations of Latin America could watch and learn. Of enduring significance was the incumbency of Lazaro Cardenas, form 1934 to 1940, who carried through the most far reaching agricultural redistribution in Mexican history and expelled the foreign cartels that had controlled the mines and oil fields of the country. Yet he retained the friendship and goodwill of the United States and vindicated the faith of democratic liberals that social revolution was possible in Latin America without succumbing to the dictatorships of the right or the left.”



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Chicago: “Course of Our Times, The; Cardenas And The Mexican Middle Way,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 15, 2018, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_71A8B286466648588C58C412136D02E3.
MLA: “Course of Our Times, The; Cardenas And The Mexican Middle Way.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 15, 2018. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_71A8B286466648588C58C412136D02E3>.
APA: Course of Our Times, The; Cardenas And The Mexican Middle Way. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_71A8B286466648588C58C412136D02E3
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