H. C. F. Mansilla is a member of the Bolivian National Academy of Sciences and the Bolivian Academy of Language. He is the author of El desencanto con el desarrollo actual: las ilusiones y las trampas de la modernización.
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It is probable that the survival of certain cultural traditions, considered by the populations of the Andean area as positive and favorable to a strong collective identity, prevents the advent of a modern order in the political-institutional sphere, based on the rationality of human relations, the rule of law and democratic practices. And precisely this lack of a political-cultural modernity can be seen as the main component of a still very expanded mentality that makes it difficult to establish a rational, democratic and pluralistic culture, on the one hand, and the creation of a more or less broad social wealth, on the other.
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