CHAPTER I - CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION TO CARDOSO Fernando...

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CHAPTER I INTRODUCTION TO CARDOSO Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former two-term President of Brazil and currently distinguished professor-at-large at Brown University, is a contradictory personality for many. Cardoso is well known among scholars and academics worldwide as an eminent Marxist sociologist, former President of the International Sociological Association, and left-wing activist whose study of dependency and development has had an enormous impact on the debate over the future of Latin America for the past 30 years. In Brazilian intellectual circles, Fernando Henrique Cardoso’s place is considered to be alongside the greatest Brazilian thinkers of the twentieth century. Included among them are the historian and economist Caio Prado Jr., Sérgio Buarque de Holanda, sociologists Gilberto Freyre and Florestan Fernandes, and economist Celso Furtado. Upon Cardoso’s landslide victory in 1994, Brazil became the first country to elect as President a professional sociologist. Cardoso’s rise to power took place via an academic career highlighted by exile to Chile
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