Federico Finchelstein has pioneered innovative approaches to the study of Argentine fascism and is the leading scholar on this topic today. He has probed its ceremonies, construction of masculinity, use of myth and memory, and sexual and racial obsessions, as well as the simultaneous development of fascism in Argentina and Europe and their mutual influences. In From Fascism to Populism in History, Finchelstein analyzes fascism and populism, their origins, the similarities and differences between them, and how the first morphed into the second. Finchelstein's gaze from the South enhances this comparative and transnational study, which treats Europe, Asia, and the United States as well as Latin America.

The author defines fascism as an ever-changing global ideology that refashioned itself in many settings. This antidemocratic, antiliberal, anti-Marxist, hypermasculine, and extreme nationalist creed spread through much of the world, including Latin America, during...

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