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Forgotten Peace: Reform, Violence, and the Making of by Robert A. Karl

By Robert A. Karl

Forgotten Peace examines Colombian society’s try and flow past the Western Hemisphere’s worst mid-century clash and exhibits how that attempt molded notions of belonging and understandings of the prior. Robert A. Karl reconstructs encounters among executive officers, rural peoples, provincial elites, and concrete intellectuals in the course of a very important conjuncture that observed reformist optimism remodel into alienation. as well as delivering a sweeping reinterpretation of Colombian history—including the main particular account of the origins of the FARC insurgency in any language—Karl presents a Colombian vantage on worldwide strategies of democratic transition, improvement, and reminiscence formation within the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties. wide in scope, Forgotten Peace demanding situations modern theories of violence in Latin America.

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10 As he contemplated Lorenzo María Lleras’s legacies, the young Alberto also had to face up to the final act of Colombia’s nineteenth century. The War of a Thousand Days, which ended four years before Alberto’s birth, had confirmed the Conservatives’ unmaking of Lorenzo María’s Colombia. In the 1880s, the Conservative Party overturned the 1863 constitution, imposing—in alliance with the Catholic Church—a new order that survived an armed challenge from the Liberals at the turn of the century. 11 Such political strictures helped to funnel Alberto Lleras into the país letrado.

48 Whatever these initial achievements, Rojas’s image as the purveyor of justice and peace floundered over the course of 1955. The government first made clear to the nation that the state of siege would in fact remain in place indefinitely, as a means to ensure peace and the enactment of the popular will. It then organized the grandest yet most absurd conventional military campaign attempted since the onset of interparty strife. In response to reports that fighters associated with the Colombian Communist Party had concentrated in the mountainous eastern Tolima county (municipio) of Villarrica, the Colombian Armed Forces evacuated much of the civilian population before unleashing tanks and the military’s own napalm concoction against entrenched local fighters.

Reconstructing the genealogy of La Violencia out of the encounters of urban and rural Colombians grants a voice to the men and women of the país nacional whose lives and deaths are partially concealed by both the term “La Violencia” and the FARC’s telling of its origins. Country folk, no less than intellectuals and government officials, directed Colombia’s debates over peace and violence. Their struggles, and the effects these had on the direction of national life, populate much of this book. In any given moment, they chose violence or peace—a decision that Colombians currently face with renewed intensity as they speak seriously once more of peace.

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