Jaime Guzmán: A liberal-conservative synthesis

Daniel Mansuy

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This article attempts to rebuild the intellectual itinerary of Jaime Guzmán, an architect in the shadows of Pinochet’s dictatorship. Guzmán produced a liberal-conservative synthesis in an effort to justify economic liberalism as derived from the principle of subsidiarity. The article mainly questions the internal coherence of such a synthesis, as well as its polemic features with regard to Marxism.

JEL classification: A13 – B31 – N46 – O54


  • Chile
  • economic liberalism
  • subsidiarity
  • Jaime Guzmán