David Rock has written the first comprehensive study of nationalism in Argentina, a fundamentalist movement pledged to violence and a dictatorship that came to a head with the notorious "disappearances" of the 1970s. This radical, right wing movement has had a profound impact on twentieth-century Argentina, leaving its mark on almost all aspects of Argentine life—art and literature, journalism, education, the church, and of course, politics.
David Rock is Professor of History at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is author of Politics in Argentina, 1690-1930: The Rise and Fall of Radicalism (1975) and Argentina 1516-1987: From Spanish Colonization to Alfonsín (California, 1987).
"The most comprehensive treatment of the subject yet available. It will interest both Argentine specialists and those concerned with the evolution of conservative ideologies and movements throughout Latin America."—Richard J. Walter, Washington University