The Revolution is Afraid: Mexican Catholic Nationalism and the Unión Nacional Sinarquista


Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs




"The Revolution Is Afraid" analyzes the transnational development of the Unión Nacional Sinarquista, a Mexican Catholic political organization that has attracted adherents both in Mexico and within Mexican immigrant communities since its founding in 1937. In doing so, it explores the critical role of religion in Mexican far-right politics, as well as the reasons that integralist Catholic nationalism appealed to so many Mexicans on both sides of the border. This project engages scholars of the history of Mexico and Mexican migration, as well as wider audiences interested in transnational Catholic nationalist, integralist, and authoritarian political movements.