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

The Chauncey DeVega Show Podcast: Donald Trump’s Authoritarianism Report Card

Trump is leading a personality cult, which in keeping with how authoritarian regimes have historically taken power, is consuming the American government.

ABC News Video: Trump escalates immigration rhetoric

“The idea of shooting migrants comes up in his rallies… Trump laughed it off.”

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

The Chauncey DeVega Show Podcast: Donald Trump’s Authoritarianism Report Card

Trump is leading a personality cult, which in keeping with how authoritarian regimes have historically taken power, is consuming the American government.

ABC News Video: Trump escalates immigration rhetoric

“The idea of shooting migrants comes up in his rallies… Trump laughed it off.”

Slate Trumpcast: A Historical Lens on Trump’s Authoritarianism

How do Trump’s behaviors continue authoritarian traditions?

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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