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Bar-On, Tamir, and Barbara Molas. The Right and Radical Right in the Americas: Ideological Currents from Interwar Canada to Contemporary Chile. Lexington Books, 2022.


Studies of the right and radical right have proliferated since the rise of European nationalist and populist parties in the 1980s. Yet, the literature on the right and the radical right has a largely Euro-American bias and has been limited by partisan academics that focus on the left. The Right and Radical Right in the Americas hopes to be a pioneering work that examines the history and contemporary manifestations of the right and radical right throughout the Americas. From interwar Canada to contemporary Chile, the right and radical right have come in diverse ideological currents. Those ideological currents have undergone historical changes and the strategies of the right and radical right need to be contextualized in respect of country and region. The right and radical right also have distinctive meanings throughout the Americas and in different epochs.

Table of Contents:

  • Introduction
  • Chapter 1: A Public Defense of Faith: Catholic Nationalism in Media during the Mexican Revolution by Nancy Aguirre
  • Chapter 2: Corporatism and Authoritarianism in Latin America: The First Wave by António Costa Pinto
  • Chapter 3: White Multiculturalism: An Interwar Radical-Right Approach to Canadian Ethnic Integration by Bàrbara Molas
  • Chapter 4: Conservative Authoritarianism Against Populism: Argentina’s Dirty War by Alberto Spektorowski
  • Chapter 5: The Canadian Red Tory Tradition: Janus by Ron Dart
  • Chapter 6: Chile’s Radical and Extreme Right: Two Groups at the Fringe of Politics by Gilberto Cristian Aranda Bustamente
  • Chapter 7: American Paleoconservatism and Neoliberalism: Alliances, Tensions and the Question of Donald Trump by Ray Kiely
  • Chapter 8: The Metapolitics of the Alt-Right: A ‘Cultural War’ for the United States, European Identity, and the ‘White Race’ by Tamir Bar-On
  • Chapter 9: Traditionalism in the American Right by Benjamin R. Teitelbaum

The Illiberalism Studies Program studies the different faces of illiberal politics and thought in today’s world, taking into account the diversity of their cultural context, their intellectual genealogy, the sociology of their popular support, and their implications on the international scene.