The metamorphosis of society toward military dictatorship …

“The metamorphosis of society toward military dictatorship, whether in countries accustomed to democratic institutions, such as Chile and Uruguay, or in ones familiar with the dynamics of military rule, like Argentina, is typically a period of confusion and disorientation. Only with hindsight can one say without a doubt that in such-and-such moment, the signs were incontrovertible. For a time, the contradictions in external reality, where the apparently reliable continuation of normal, everyday life is ominously punctuated by hints of profound disruption, dovetail with psychic defenses of denial and disavowal.”

— Nancy C. Hollander (Uprooted Minds: Surviving the Politics of Terror in the Americas, p. 92)

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