Saturday, January 4, 2020: 9:10 PM
Trianon Ballroom (New York Hilton)
Federico Finchelstein, New School for Social Research
As far as power regimes go there is no return of fascism. Populism first reached power in Latin America after 1945 as the post-war reformulation of fascism. In other words, populism is not fascism. I strongly argue against the reduction of the current “explosion” of populist movements and regimes to the concept of fascism. By recognizing but also by moving beyond important historical connections, I will present key contextual distinctions between fascism and populism.