August 18, 2019 Donald Trump and AuthoritarianismDonald TrumpFeatured
“Trump’s history of public admiration for Xi Jinping as a repressive ruler who may stay in office indefinitely sends a clear signal of approval for anything Xi does to show his strength, including any military action in Hong Kong.”
April 16, 2019 Donald Trump and AuthoritarianismSalon
“Now with Trump, he uses fascist tactics. One of them is the testing of the population, the media and the elites at the beginning. This is so key. There are many things Trump does that are fascistic without having to become a one-party state dictator.”
Ruth Ben-Ghiat is an internationally renowned historian, speaker, and political commentator on fascism, authoritarian leaders, and propaganda. Author or editor of nine books and dozens of op-eds in CNN, The Washington Post, and more, she is Professor of History and Italian Studies at New York University, and Advisor to Protect Democracy.