Safely removed in time from the military dictatorships that dominated many Latin American countries in the 1970s and 1980s, historians have taken up the study of right-wing movements with vigor. Recently, authors such as Sandra McGee Deutsch, Margaret Power, and Brian Loveman have contributed novel analyses of various aspects of the Chilean Right. In Im langen Schatten des Nationalsozialismus, Marcus Klein aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the fascist movements that emerged between the Great Depression and the end of World War II, focusing on the Movimiento Nacional Socialista (MNS), led by Jorge González von Marées. Klein details the many twists and turns in the history of the MNS and the organizations that followed it, paying special attention to their ideology and political actions.

Klein’s examination of the writings and speeches of González von Marées indicates that the long-time jefe was...

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