Archive: Featured

“What defines a strongman ruler is not just his willingness to trample democratic norms but his ability to cultivate an appearance of omnipotence.”

The New Yorker, October 13, 2020

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“Breaking the rules, and getting away with it, is at the center of the ethos of macho lawlessness that underpins strongman rule.”

The New York Review, August 12, 2020

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“The entire intellectual and epistemological structure has to be contorted to serve their ends…it’s not so much about denial as it is a reshaping of the scientific agenda.”

October 15, 2020, Rolling Stone

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NYRB Profile: Why I Decided to Study Fascism

New York Review Of Books, August 31, 2020

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“Many are scared to admit the truth about Trump and authoritarianism because then they might have to do something about it.”

Chauncey DeVega, The Truth Report podcast, Salon, July 23, 2020

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“What is Fascism? Is Trump a Fascist?”

NPR 1A Podcast, July 27, 2020

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Journalists as Hate Object

June 17, 2020

Deutsches Haus at NYU and La Maison Française NYU

“Journalists as Hate Object: Populism, Authoritarianism, and the Free Press.”

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Police Brutality

“How Did Journalists Become Hate Objects in America?”

CNN News, June 11, 2020

“Who are you essential to?” yelled a New York Police Department officer on June 2 as he confronted badged Associated Press (AP) videographer Robert Bumsted and AP photographer Maye-E Wong as they sought to report on a protest.

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“Now more than ever, Trump “needs to keep his followers in his alternate reality, or the whole thing falls apart.”

Washington Post, June 3, 2020

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“How do Trump’s behaviors continue authoritarian traditions?”

Slate Trumpcast, December 21, 2019

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