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The purpose of this paper is a critical review of the discourse of modernity in the 90's of Chile. This period has a very special importance because it occurred a socio-cultural shift that had been prepared after the introduction of neoliberal policies during the Pinochet regime. A singularity in the discussion of modernity is the presence of the "Chilean Exceptionalism", product of the "miracle of Chile". This exceptionalism is based on two desires: the desire of economic development and the desire of westernization. The first is the origin of the dominance of economic reductionism in the postmodernism of Chile; the second leads to the identification between the globalization and westernization. Retrospectively reviewed the discourses of modernity of the 90s, we can not but conclude that the election of a CEP-president and the social earthquake in this year are a kind of destiny.