Lua Nova: Revista de Cultura e Política
Print version ISSN 0102-6445
BENEVIDES, Maria Victória de Mesquita. 1964: a class putsch? (About a book by René Dreifuss). Lua Nova [online]. 2003, n.58, pp. 255-261. ISSN 0102-6445. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-64452003000100012.
The commentary made at the time of its publication about the important book by the recently deceased political scientist René Armand Dreifuss on the role of an "organic elite" in the overthrowing of the pre-1964 Brazilian regime aiming at an "entrepreneurial order" after the "class putsch" of 1964 is here republished. It is argued that the idea of "class putsch" is too narrow to cover the political and economic dynamics of the epoch, and that the efforts to constitute an "entrepreneurial order" were frustrated by the impulse toward a growth of State functions promoted by the military regime. However, the review emphasizes the merits of the book, which is here brought to memory along with the name of its author.
Keywords : Brazil [entrepreneurs]; Brazil [military regime].