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By Marguerite Feitlowitz

ISBN-10: 0199744696

ISBN-13: 9780199744695

Tanks roaring over farmlands, pregnant girls tortured, 30,000 participants "disappeared"--these have been the horrors of Argentina's soiled battle. A New York Times impressive ebook of the yr and Finalist for the L.L. Winship / PEN New England Award in 1998, A Lexicon of Terror is a delicate and unflinching account of the sadism, paranoia, and deception the army junta unleashed at the Argentine humans from 1976 to 1983.

This up to date version encompasses a new epilogue that chronicles significant political, felony, and social advancements in Argentina because the book's preliminary ebook. It additionally maintains the tales of the participants all for the soiled battle, together with the torturers, kidnappers and murderers previously granted immunity below now dissolved amnesty legislation. also, Feitlowitz discusses investigations introduced within the intervening years that experience indicated that the community of torture facilities, focus camps, and different operations chargeable for the "desaparecidas" used to be extra common than formerly idea. A Lexicon of Terror vividly conjures up this surprising period and tells of the iconic results it has left at the Argentine tradition.

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And so, beginning on April 22, 1985, the ex-commanders were publicly tried in civilian court. For five months, day after day of testimony held the country rapt. There were hundreds of incriminating accounts from the witness stand, all of them Dantesque. Videla seemed not to be listening; he was elegant in a British suit, serenely reading his missal, betraying no sign of his bleeding ulcer. ” On December 9, 1985, the two of them were sentenced to prisión perpetua, their country’s harshest legal punishment.

32 In December 1986, Alfonsín set February 23, 1987, as the Punto Final (“final point”), or cut-off date for all trials related to the Dirty War. 33 introduction 17 What moral good comes of such measures? “Vengeance is understandable, but it has no place in a rational society,” I was told by the late Carlos Nino, Alfonsín’s key legal advisor and the man who mainly drafted the Due Obedience and Punto Final laws. “I don’t think that justice need be retributive. I don’t have the Kantian view that a crime unpunished equals an absolute injustice.

25 This speech, given in honor of Independence Day, began twenty-four consecutive paragraphs with the words “We believe” (Creemos), followed by the various principles that define pluralistic democracy. It is pure theater: The script is incantatory; the theme is freedom; the mise en scène is marshal pageantry. “Offstage” people are disappearing, but that is a different show, with a cast whose days are numbered. In its acoustical effect, we could say that the rhetoric of the repression was stereophonic.

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