Archive: The New Yorker

“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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Why Are So Many Fascist Monuments Still Standing in Italy?

In the late nineteen-thirties, as Benito Mussolini was preparing to host the 1942 World’s Fair, in Rome, he oversaw the construction of a new neighborhood, Esposizione Universale Roma, in the southwest …

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“He’s selling his product, which is himself,” she said. It’s a cult of personality peddled as good business.”

The New Yorker, November 4, 2016

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