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The Ideological Origins of the Dirty War
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The Ideological Origins of the Dirty War: Fascism, Populism, and Dictatorship in Twentieth Century Argentina

Federico Finchelstein


The book tells the history of modern Argentina as seen from the perspective of political violence and ideology. It focuses on the theory and practice of the fascist idea in Argentine political culture throughout the twentieth century. It analyzes the connections between fascist theory and the Holocaust, anti-Semitism and the military junta’s practices of torture and state violence (1976-1983), its networks of concentration camps and extermination. The destruction of the rule of law and military state terror represent the end road of the twisted historical path of Argentine and Latin American d ... More

Keywords: Dirty War, fascism, populism, Peronism, Anti-Semitism, Jewish history, Holocaust memory, Argentina, Latin American, Catholic Church

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199930241
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199930241.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Federico Finchelstein, author
The New School for Social Research