Interviews

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  • Authoritarianism
  • Donald Trump and Authoritarianism
  • Fascism and the Global Right
  • Hate Speech and Propaganda
  • Silvio Berlusconi

Every authoritarian ruler has wanted a “new” Delhi. Modi’s only the latest

“Authoritarians like to leave their mark on the landscape.”

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Trump’s coziness with authoritarians is backfiring spectacularly in Syria

“The cost of allying with autocrats like Erdogan and Putin has never been clearer.”

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Staring down impeachment, Trump sees himself as a victim of historic proportions

“Trump’s Cult of Victimization”

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An Unauthorized Biopic Of Silvio Berlusconi, Already Stranger Than Fiction

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

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Dean Obedaillah Show, Sirius XM 10-01-2019

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

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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.”

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Trump used words like ‘invasion’ and ‘killer’ to discuss immigrants at rallies 500 times: USA TODAY analysis

“Trump does nothing by accident. The use of repetition – a propaganda mainstay – points to an intention by Trump to impose a way of thinking about his designated targets.”

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Trump says China’s Xi should meet ‘directly and personally’ with the Hong Kong protesters to negotiate a ‘happy’ ending to the clashes – Business Insider

“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.”

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Trump’s controversial “Salute to America” July Fourth event, explained – Vox

“Trump is turning American military might…,into a way to glorify himself and further an agenda which is seen as authoritarian.”

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Trump’s Fourth of July Takeover Was Inevitable – The Atlantic

“Trump has to colonize everything…Any holiday, any civic ritual, becomes a Trump ritual.”

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A Fascist Trump Rally In Greenville – Huffington Post

“Trump has created a corps of supporters fanatically loyal to him who turn his latest racist messages into group rituals (chants, slogans) and who hate the people he tells them to.”

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