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The book discusses different themes and also outlines, in length, different important concepts based upon which the future of the Argentinean politics is to be defined. What is critical is the extensive coverage of the concept of nation in the book and how interlinked the ethnicity, culture and nation with each other. Facundo also discusses at length as to who shall be taken into consideration while building the nation and who are to be left out while deciding upon how the culture and politics of a nation to be explored and understood. It is also critical to note as to how the concepts of civilization as well as barbarianism has been actually pitted against each other in defining the overall concept of nation. (Ludmer, 2002)
This paper will choose topic 1 of the assignment and will discuss and explore the concept of nation as discussed in Facundo besides discussing as to who he considers as unwanted and need to be left. This paper will also discuss and explore some of the contradictions in his arguments.
One of the key parts of the overall arguments in Facundo is how the author has actually been able to relate the culture and geography. By presenting a historical analysis of the geography of Argentina as well as its culture, Sarmiento actually has been able to demonstrate as to how the interaction of geography and culture is important for defining what a nation is and what should be its future orientation. By presenting a historical analysis of the geography and the people, Facundo has been able to demonstrate as to who are the people who have been the cause of the problem for the nation in past.
It is critical to note that Sarmiento updated Facundo in its different versions and editions hence actually outlining as to what is his vision for the nation. As such the overall contents of the book depended upon the circumstances prevailing at that time and Sarmiento seem to have driven lot of power and ideological ground
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The 1973 Chilean coup was a situation that was based on economic turmoil, which rocked the country. It was further perpetuated by political upheavals that were partly due to objection of Allende’s rule. Apart from the internal conflicts that rocked the country, there was also a lot of pressure that came from external powers.
However, true formation of the Argentinean nation began after their independence that was a period marred with civil wars. It was during this time that Juan Manuel de Rosas came into power. He was born into a family that had wealth and power (Sarmiento, Mann & Stavans 7).
He initiated such progress by inviting Europeans in some of the villages. From his text, it becomes evident that there was a form of friction between the civilized and barbaric world. He sought to criticize the fact that Rosas supported barbarism without realizing how much progress civilization would bring to the argentine society.
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Along with acclaiming their impact on the development of the country, he estimates the bad sides of the Argentina based on the example of gauchos. Thus, bad gauchos are illustrated by Sarmiento in their capability of stealing horses notwithstanding any moral implications adopted within the society.
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He also won and received some of the most crucial and important accolades and awards that are global in nature. For instance, in the year 2001, he was honored and awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences which is a not a mean feat