SFU’s Latin American Studies program presents:
David M K Sheinin (Trent), “How Argentines Forgot Life in the 1970s before the Dictatorship”
Thursday, January 12, 2017, 6pm
Earl and Jennie Lohn Policy Room, Room 700, SFU Harbour Centre, 515 West Hastings St
The dominant narrative on dictatorship in Argentina has changed since 1983. Through the mid-1980s, that narrative highlighted what democratically elected Raúl Alfonsín, among many others, called the theory of the two demons. Here, some architects of the new human rights regime in Argentina underlined the equivalency of military terror and leftist revolutionary terror. IN this juxtaposition, some hold that Alfonsín and his allies meant to assuage still powerful right-wing, golpista sectors in the Armed Forces that still posed a danger to Argentine democracy. Whatever the case, by the mid-1990s the two demons had vanished. What happened to them?