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David Rock has written the 1st finished research of nationalism in Argentina, a fundamentalist circulation pledged to violence and a dictatorship that got here to a head with the infamous "disappearances" of the Nineteen Seventies. This radical, correct wing flow has had a profound impression on twentieth-century Argentina, leaving its mark on just about all facets of Argentine life—art and literature, journalism, schooling, the church, and naturally, politics.

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And among those few villages where contemporary civilization has not yet penetrated. " "In Italy or Belgium," pointed out Franceschi, where the streets and houses of the ancient corporations still survive, [corporatism] is possibly applicable. There a professional corporate tradition survives. But here where there are men from all over the world with so many contrasting customs and backgrounds . . the very base of the corporation is absent. . 3 Although Spanish settlement in this region of South America stretched back to the mid-sixteenth century, for centuries the country subsisted as little more than a thin string of tiny, isolated communities in the midst of a primitive pastoral economy.

79 Writing around 18801914, Maurice Barrès offered yet another way to link the doctrines of counterrevolution with those of nationalism. Barrès shared the nostalgia of the counterrevolutionaries like de Maistre for the local and provincial "liberties'' that prevailed in France before the revolution. "80 In Argentina, Barrè's influence paralleled that of Menéndez Pelayo's. Using historical myth in much the same way, but omitting Menéndez Pelayo's strong, typically Spanish clerical emphasis, Barrès contended that France had stood at its peak in the seventeenth century under Louis XIV.

Nous ne voulons pas la contre-révolution, mais le contraire de la révolution"; de Maistre wanted not only to destroy the revolution but also to construct a new society that was its exact antithesis. ''35 He argued that the rights of a people proceeded from concessions by a sovereign in accordance with natural law, and he attacked all representative bodies as perennial sources of subversion. 37 Rousseau's social contract was de Maistre's other principal target. "39 Instead, according to de Maistre, human nature was depraved and required an absolute monarchy, supported by the church, to subdue and contain it.

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