Federico Finchelstein is Professor of History at the New School for Social Research and Eugene Lang College in New York City. He is the author of several books, including From Fascism to Populism in History, Transatlantic Fascism, and The Ideological Origins of the Dirty War. His books have been translated into many languages, including Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, and Italian. He contributes to major American, European, and Latin American media, including the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, CNN, Foreign Policy, Clarin, Corriere della Sera, Nexos, and Folha de S.Paulo.
Neatly summarizes. . . a principal goal of fascism is 'to leave reason behind and return to prejudice.' * Salon.com * Finchelstein leaves us with the importance of understanding mythic nationalist ideologies, and not simply the behavior of leaders who mobilize myths. * Los Angeles Review of Books * A lucid examination of how fascism does not just embrace lies, but integrates them into a distinctive, irrational structure of 'truth' that serves its political ends. Finchelstein's key arguments are immensely valuable to our understanding of contemporary politics. * London School of Economics Review *