In the bustling neighborhood of Palermo, Buenos Aires, a new book titled 'Está entre nosotros' ('It is among us') made its debut, weaving an intricate analysis of the rise of the new right in Argentina and its prominent figure, Javier Milei. Cafe Elsa served as the backdrop for this intellectual gathering, where around seventy people congregated to delve into the book's insights.
'Está entre nosotros': A Deep Dive into Argentina's New Right
Published by Siglo XXI Editores and coordinated by sociologist and anthropologist Pablo Semán, 'Está entre nosotros' is a collection of four chapters penned by researchers Sergio Moresi, Ezequiel Saferstein, Pablo Semán, Melina Vázquez, Martín Vicente, and Nicolás Welschinger. The book endeavors to understand the demands, experiences, and organizational forms of the new right, anticipating the Milei phenomenon that took many by surprise.
Carlos Pagni: The Confluence of Milei's Rise and the Pandemic
During the presentation, renowned political journalist Carlos Pagni was the guest of honor. He shared his reflections on the connection between the Milei phenomenon and the pandemic, discussing the difficulty of comprehending new phenomena with pre-established categories. Pagni also expressed his interest in the book's focus on continuity and rupture in Argentine politics.
'Está entre nosotros': Capturing the Essence of an Emerging Social Movement
The book was lauded for its ability to capture the essence of an emerging social movement. Its analysis preceding the first-round elections provided a fresh perspective on Argentina's political future. This timely piece of work sheds light on the unexpected rise of Javier Milei, a politician, economist, and author known for his ultra-liberal economic views and right-wing populist rhetoric. Milei's unconventional approach to politics and economics has sparked widespread attention, marking a significant departure from traditional Argentine politics.