This essay traces the development of the ideology that cast Mexico's prerevolutionary technocratic elite, the so-called científicos, as the masterminds of the country's ruination. It shows that anti-científico discourse took the shape of anti-Semitic ideology, even though there were no Jews in the group. Anti-científico rhetoric was first created by applying anti-Semitic invective taken directly from the Dreyfus Affair. The implications for Mexico's revolutionary nationalism are explored in the conclusion.
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Claudio Lomnitz; Anti-Semitism and the Ideology of the Mexican Revolution. Representations 1 May 2010; 110 (1): 1–28. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/rep.2010.110.1.1
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