Funds from Bernardo Mendel Endowment and the Center for Latin American
and Caribbean Studies (clacs) at Indiana University enabled me to carry out
the first trips to Buenos Aires, Correa, and San Miguel de Tucumán, between
2006 and 2009. Its completion was possible thanks to the Paul V. McNutt
and Kathleen McNutt Watson Graduate Fellowship and the Louise McNutt
Graduate Fellowship, granted me by the College of Arts and Sciences (coas)
of Indiana University. In 2011, my entry as a researcher into the National Sci-
entific and Technical Research Council of the Argentine Republic (coni-
cet) allowed me to finish the fieldwork and devote the time to writing this
book. The University of Buenos Aires, meanwhile, gave a ubacyt subsidy
to the research group I lead that made it possible to extend this research to
new issues.
I thank the disinterested collaboration that I received from all of the people
I interviewed throughout my research. I omit their real names because their
testimonies are a fundamental part of the subject studied in this book. Every
one of them knows, however, that without their sincere disposition to speak
with me extensively about Argentine history and their own personal histories
over the span of three years, my book would lack one of the basic elements
that sustains it. I am equally indebted to those who gave me many hours of
their time to speak about the politics, journalism, humor, theater, movies,
music, and literature of the 1970s, and who were, at the time, protagonists of
one or more of these realms. Among these were Abrasha Rottemberg (former
editor of the La Opinión newspaper), Alberto Monti (former mayor of Correa),
Antonio Guerrero (former political activist), Arturo Álvarez Sosa (poet and
journalist), Arturo Blatezky (founding member of the Ecumenical Movement
for Human Rights), Beto Ponce (musician), Carlitos Balá (actor and humor-
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