Peronism ( _es. Peronismo), or Justicialism (Spanish: "Justicialismo"), is an Argentine political movement based on the ideas and programs associated with former President
Juan Perónand his second wife, Spiritual Leader of the Nation of Argentina Eva Perón. Perón's party, the " Partido Justicialista" (which lives on to this day), derived its name from the Spanish words for "justice" ("justicia") and "socialist" ("socialista"). 
Peronism has been difficult to define according to traditional political classifications, and different periods as well as factions must be distinguished. Perón's admiration for Mussolini is well documented. Many scholars categorize Peronism as a
fascistideology.Peronism and Argentina By James P. Brennan] Carlos Fayt believes that Peronism was just "an Argentine implementation of Italian fascism". Hayes reaches conclusion that "the Peronist movement produced a form of fascism that was distinctively Latin American". However, some dispute this, inside and outside the Peronist movement, and compare it with Gaullismin France. Furthermore, the absence of Perón himself, who lived for 20 years in exile in Franquist Spain, is also an important key to understanding Peronism, as he could be invoked by all kinds of Argentine sectors opposed to the current state of affairs. The personality cultof Eva Perón, in particular, was fondly conserved, while at the contrary strongly despised by the "national bourgeoisie". Thus, by 1970, many groups from opposite sides of the political spectrum supported Perón, from the left-wing and Catholic Montonerosto the Fascist-leaning and strongly anti-Semitic " Movimiento Nacionalista Tacuara", one of Argentina's first guerrillamovements. All in all, Perón was a pragmatic figure, and through the course of his long career his views would frequently change.Fact|date=October 2008
His ideology was marked by some constants, including:
centralized government, with authoritarian tendencies.
*Freedom from foreign influences.
third wayapproach to economics which purported to be neither socialistnor capitalist, but to incorporate elements of both in a corporativist manner.
*The combination of
nationalismand social democracy
Perón's ideas were widely embraced by a variety of different groups in Argentina across the political spectrum. Perón's personal views would eventually become a burden on the ideology, his anti-clericalism did not strike a sympathetic chord amongst upper class Argentinians.Perón's public speeches were consistently nationalist and populist. It would also be difficult to separate Peronism from
corporate nationalism, for Perón nationalized Argentina's large corporations, blurring distinctions between corporations and government. At the same time, the labor unions became corporate themselves, relinquishing the right to strike in agreements with Perón as Secretary of Welfare in the military government from 1943-45. In exchange, the state was to assume the role of negotiator between conflicting interests.
Detractors have sometimes considered it to be a fascist ideology. After Perón was overthrown in a coup that started a dictatorship in 1955 (the "
Revolución Libertadora"), led by General Aramburu, he spent 18 years in exile, mostly in Francisco Franco's Spain. Though his feelings for Franco were mixed, Perón never disguised his admiration for Benito Mussolini's domestic policies.
However, despite these comparisons, Perón and his administration never resorted to systematically organized violence or dictatorial rule. Peronism also lacked a strong interest in matters of
foreign policyother than the belief that the political and economic influences of other nations should be kept out of Argentina and could thus be said to be somewhat isolationist.
Peron, despite his admiration for Mussolini, never showed parallels to
Hitler's Nazi regime, and never exhibited racist ideas or views like that of the Third Reichor several other fascist regimes. However, under his regime many Nazi war criminals were granted asylum after the Second World War. In 2005, as a result of revelations in Uki Goñi's book "The Real Odessa: Smuggling the Nazis to Perón's Argentina", Argentine President Néstor Kirchnerordered the repeal of a secret directive issued in 1938, under the presidency of Roberto María Ortiz, prohibiting Argentine diplomats from granting visas to Jews fleeing Germany's Nazi regime.
Before Perón came to power in Argentina, Argentina had the largest Jewish population in Latin America. After becoming president of Argentina, he sought out the Jewish community for participation in his government, and one of his advisors was a Jewish man from Poland named
José Ber Gelbard. Because Peronismhas no anti-Semitic or other racial bias, there were no concentration camps in Juan Perón's Argentina. [Crassweller, David. Peron and the Enigmas of Argentina. W.W. Norton and Company. 1987: 221. ISBN 0-393-30543-0] The Jewish Virtual Librarywrites that while Juan Perón had sympathized with the Axis powers, "Perón also expressed sympathy for Jewish rights and established diplomatic relations with Israel in 1949. Since then, more than 45,000 Jews have immigrated to Israel from Argentina." [Jewish Virtual Library. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/vjw/Argentina.html#WW2] In the book "Inside Argentina from Peron to Menem" author Laurence Levine, former president of the US-Argentine Chamber of Commerce, writes: "although anti-Semitism existed in Argentina, Perón's own views and his political associations were not anti-Semitic.... ["Inside Argentina from Peron to Menem: 1950–2000 From an American Point of View" by Laurence Levine, page 23"] And while Juan Perón's Argentina allowed many Nazi criminals to take refuge in Argentina, Juan Perón's Argentina also accepted more Jewish immigrants than any other country in Latin America, which in part accounts for the fact that Argentina to this day has a population of over 200,000 Jewish citizens, still the largest in Latin America and one of the largest in the world. ["Continuing Efforts to Conceal Anti-Semitic Past." Valente, Marcela. Valente, Marcela. IPS-Inter Press Service. April 27, 2005.]
Today, there are several Argentine political parties identifying themselves as Peronist.
Grupo Cine Liberación"
Montoneros" ("Movimiento Peronista Montonero")
Movimiento Nacionalista Tacuara"
José Alonso (trade-unionist)
Tomas Eloy Martinez, "El Sueño Argentino' (The Argentine Dream, 1999) and "Memorias del General" (Memoirs of the General, 1996).
Daniel James (historian), Resistance and Integration: Peronism and the Argentine Working Class, 1946-1979. NY: Cambridge University Press, 1988.
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