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Estudios de historia moderna y contemporánea de México

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SAMANIEGO LOPEZ, Marco Antonio. "Magonism does not exist": Ricardo Flores Magón. Estud. hist. mod. contemp. Mex [online]. 2015, n.49, pp.33-53. ISSN 0185-2620.

The article proves that the anarchists of the Mexican Liberal party neither were identifying, or did not even want to be called "magonistas", for being a way of calling them that it was opposite to their ideology. Ricardo Flores Magón stated clearly that the use of the above mentioned term was to confuse the Mexican people and to compare them with other isms that denigrated them. They did not wanted personalizing, neither authorities, nor chiefs, due to the fact that the personal interests superimpose to collective ones. Similarly, the use of "magonismo" arises from federal authorities in their persecutory zeal. Later, Historiography, in two big lines, has used the term to explain the participation of members of the PLM, nevertheless, it is a form that contradicts the ideology of those who purport to describe.

Keywords : Partido Liberal Mexicano; Anarchism; Liberal; Magonismo; Regeneration; United States; Leaders; Historiography; Mexican Revolution; Post-revolutionary state.

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