This book focuses on the topography, the political system, the economy, the culture, and the population of Peru, providing a foundation for the understanding and forecasting of Latin America's course for the near future.
Table of Contents
Between the Abyss and the Summit -- An Oppressive Topography -- A Troubled History -- An Unshakable Political System -- The Pyramid above the Rectangle -- An Unbalanced Economy -- A Fragmented Population -- A Protective Culture -- What Is Peru's Future? -- The Coup within the Coup
Victor Alba (1916-2003) was an active participant in the P.O.U.M. and the Spanish Civil War. He was the author of numerous books, among them Catalonia: A Profile; Transition in Spain and The Communist Party in Spain. Alba was professor emeritus of the political science department of Kent State University.