By Tulio Halperín-Donghi. Published 1998. ISBN
This paper, based on the third John Brooks Lecture, addresses the rise of Peronism in the 1940s and the coalition of labour and the armed forces that made it possible. The paper also explores the endurance of Peronism following the military coup in 1955, when Perón began his exile in Spain, through an examination of its ideology and structure. This analysis is used to explain the electoral success of Peronism and to show why Perón was able to return to power in 1973. The author then charts the reasons for the second military coup against Peronism in 1976, before reflecting on the reasons for its electoral triumph in and after 1989.