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Jacques de Mahieu

Jacques de Mahieu was a French academic who taught mainly in Argentina.

Political activities

As a young man, Jacques de Mahieu was influenced by authors such as Georges Sorel, Charles Maurras, or Alexis Carrel and joined the Action Francaise La cavale des maudits, ''L'Express, 12 August 1988.

During the World War II, Jacques de Mahieu was a member of the Division Charlemagne Sur la piste des derniers nazis, L'Express'', 9 March 1998 .. After the Liberation of France, he was one of the first to flee to Juan Peron's Argentina through the ratlines organized by Peron and the Vatican. A Naturalized Argentine , he became an ideologue of the Peronist movement, before becoming a mentor to a Roman Catholic nationalist youth group in the 1960s Mark Falcoff, Peron's Nazi Ties, Time, November 9, 1998 .

In 1989, he was taken in photos during the presidential campaign of Carlos Menem La Odessa que creo Peron, Pagina/12, 15 December 2002 (interview with Uki Goni .

Academic career

Jacques de Mahieu studied at the University of Mendoza and Buenos Aires ; he was graduated in philosophy, doctor Honoris Causa of Medicine, doctor in economic sciences and doctor in political science.

He became a professor of anthropological studies in Buenos Aires as the deputy rectorSerge Dumont, ''Les Brigades noires: l'extreme-droite en France et en Belgique francophone, de 1944 a nos jours, EPO, 1983, pp.35-36 of the Institute of Human Studies (from 1953 to 1955 and again from 1972 to 1976). He also taught economy, ethnography and French Language, at the National University of Cuyo (1948-1955), and at the Universidad del Salvador (1964-1965).

He also was a member of the Academia Argentina de Sociologia (1952-1955), and a lecturer with the Armed Forces of the Argentine Republic (1961-1971).


He wrote several books on esoterism, which he mixed with anthropological theories, creating "scientific racism" theories La rama nazi de Peron, La Nacion, 16 February 1997 . He wrote as well on pre-Columbian America as on esoteric Nazism. He traveled in Paraguay for anthropological studies, and claimed the Guayaki tribes were descendants of the Vikings.

He allegedly travelled to Brasil in 1974 where he visited the Sete Cidades park in Piaui and considered it a Viking establishment .

Beside anthropological interests, Mahieu also wrote about economy and state questions, and his known rather for these questions than his esoteric hypothesis. He thus wrote a book titled The Communal Economy'' (1964), and a social and economic project inspired by him was developed in the region of Cuyo , before being canceled by Aramburu's government which toppled Peron's government in 1955 during the so-called Revolucion Libertadora coup For a better understanding of this matter, and in order to get a more detailed description of his influence in those revolutionary groups who took to guns in the last 60's and early 70's in Argentina, see Roberto Bardini, Tacuara, la Polvora y la Sangre , dedicated mainly to the far-right Tacuara Nationalist Movement..

His work, in particular concerning the alleged history of Vikings purported to have become the elite of the Inca Empire, continues to inspire scientific racism theories and is quoted in quite a few such groups. His books on the Knights Templar alleged that they had found their secrets in Mexico before Columbus's "discovery" of the Americas.


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