Louie Dean Valencia-García

Louie Dean Valencia-García is an assistant professor of digital history at Texas State University and senior fellow for the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right. He studies the intersections of fascism, youth and queer culture, and technology. He has taught at Harvard University and served as research editor of EuropeNow. Valencia-García is the author of “Antiauthoritarian Youth Culture in Francoist Spain: Clashing with Fascism” (Bloomsbury) and editor of “Far-Right Revisionism and the End of History: Alt/Histories” (Routledge). He has held fellowships from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the United States Library of Congress, the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.

The Texas Crisis: Tilting at Windmills

February 19, 2021

Sometime last week, cold air escaped from the polar vortex, which usually stays high above the north pole. That icy air then traveled down to wreak havoc across Texas, a state geographically larger than France, bordering Mexico. Its nearly 30 million inhabitants are just starting to realize the scope of...

Is Antifa the Answer to Today’s Fascism?

June 10, 2020

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic and antiracist protests, US President Donald Trump, whom scholars and journalists alike are finally coming around to openly discuss as fascist, declared that the United States “will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization.” Trump blamed the looting and destruction of property...

OK, Boomer: Understanding Today’s Generational Divide

January 09, 2020

“Historical generations are not born; they are made. They are a device by which people conceptualize society and seek to transform it,” argued historian Robert Wohl in “The Generation of 1914,” his classic analysis of the young men who grew up around the time of the First World War. “Whether...

The Ethics of Consuming Fascism

February 08, 2019

Is it possible to engage with the radical right without inadvertently supporting its intolerant ideology? In 1939, a Book of the Month Club (a US-based literary subscription service) edition of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf was published “for the political understanding of the American people.” As indicated in the pamphlet insert,...