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Raymundo Faoro e os enigmas da transição política no início da década de 1980 no Brasil
ThepUIpose ofthis study is to map some traces thatmade up the Brazilian authoritarianism inthebeginningofthe so-calledpolitical opening in Brazil. It is our intention to u.nderstand, in textswritten byRaymundo Faoro in the beginning ofthe 80s thatwere made knownby the media, the several arrangements that weremadebythosewho led the politicaldecompressionunderway.Among the most emphasized results are those which detect that the change that was in progress continued to reproduce the political exclusions through attitudes, measures and procedures that hindered the possibility ofnew social agents in the political arena. These strategies used bythe ruling state in order to inhibit democratizationofthe social and political lifewere "the secretofthe eternal old age", •that is, the secret was in a political process that kept, inside itself, elements that were capable ofmaking state practices to be perpetuated.