Federico Finchelstein


On his book Transatlantic Fascism: Ideology, Violence, and the Sacred in Argentina and Italy, 1919-1945

Cover Interview of October 17, 2010

Editor’s note

Originally, this interview ran on the Rorotoko cover page under the headline

“Fascism as an ideology grounded in global notions of history and politics.”

We highlighted two quotes.

On the first page:

“In certain Catholic countries fascism reoccupied places previously held by institutional religion but also let itself be invested by the ‘sacred.’”

On the second:

“Antisemitism, and with it anticommunism, provided both fascists and Catholics on the far right with a common intellectual battlefield on which to join forces as well as a symbolic shared space for enacting fascist ideology.”