México: Editoiral Joaquín Mortiz, Cuadernos de Joaquín Mortiz, 1974. Fifth Edition. Paperback. 128p., indices, wrps. Good. Item #36404

Critical essays on presidential power in Mexico by leading historian

It has always been a taboo to judge a President of the Republic still in office, and more so in the current case, who is considered the most discussed head of state in revolutionary Mexico. Cosío Villegas prepared the ground for that judgment from his previous essay: The Mexican Political System (5th edition, 1974) by assuring that the main piece of such a system is the President, because he has such unlimited powers and resources that they lead him to govern, not institutionally, but personally.

Three years of government give the author the opportunity to reflect on the person of the President and his collaborators, as well as on a government work that intends to transform the reality in which we live. The meticulous observation of this work and the meditation to which it gives rise will provoke in the reader restlessness and satisfaction that will allow him to adopt a more lucid and controversial position in the face of national problems.

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