Colombia pp 21-44 | Cite as

Colombian Experience with Liberalism: on the Historical Weakness of the State

  • Marco Palacios
Part of the Institute of Latin American Studies Series book series (LASS)


It has recently been noted that historical narratives without analysis are trivial, and that historical analyses without narrative are incomplete.1 Let me acknowledge from the start that this chapter will not strike a perfect balance between these two.


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  1. 42.
    Taken from his speech to the Constitutional Congress of Bolivia, ‘Discurso al Congreso Costituyente de Bolivia’, May 1826, in Bolivar (1947), vol. II, p. 1223.Google Scholar

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