Ruth Ben-Ghiat is an internationally renowned historian, speaker, and political commentator on fascism, authoritarian leaders, and propaganda. She’s Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University and Advisor to Protect Democracy.
Ruth Ben-Ghiat

INTERVIEWS & Appearances

Ruth Ben-Ghiat - CNN Interview with Don Lemon
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Don Lemon CNN Tonight Interview

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All in with Chris Hayes, MSNBC

Ruth Ben-Ghiat on Democracy Now!
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Democracy Now!

FEATURED ESSAY

Donald Trump

In impeachment hearings, lessons on the erosion of American democracy

“Trump is creating an alternate reality in which facts are what he needs them to be.”

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FEATURED INTERVIEWS

An Unauthorized Biopic Of Silvio Berlusconi, Already Stranger Than Fiction

“Berlusconi knew how to create continual moments of outrage to capture the news cycle,”

Dean Obedaillah Show, Sirius XM 10-01-2019

“This is more of Trump’s Politics of Apocalypse.”

FEATURED ESSAY

Donald Trump

In impeachment hearings, lessons on the erosion of American democracy

“Trump is creating an alternate reality in which facts are what he needs them to be.”

Read More

FEATURED INTERVIEWS

An Unauthorized Biopic Of Silvio Berlusconi, Already Stranger Than Fiction

“Berlusconi knew how to create continual moments of outrage to capture the news cycle,”

Dean Obedaillah Show, Sirius XM 10-01-2019

“This is more of Trump’s Politics of Apocalypse.”

CNN Tonight with Don Lemon Interview, August 5, 2019

“With a white nationalist in the White House stoking hatred and 400+ million guns in circulation, America is in uncharted terrain.”

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • November 4, 2019: in conversation with Stephanie Malia Hom on her book Empire's Mobius Strip, Casa Italiana, NYU, 6:30
  • January 4, 2020: "Is Fascism Back: The Great Debate," American Historical Association plenary session, 8:30pm

ON SOCIAL MEDIA

UPCOMING EVENTS

  • November 4, 2019: in conversation with Stephanie Malia Hom on her book Empire's Mobius Strip, Casa Italiana, NYU, 6:30
  • January 4, 2020: "Is Fascism Back: The Great Debate," American Historical Association plenary session, 8:30pm

ON SOCIAL MEDIA

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