Interviews

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

Chauncey DeVega, “Historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat: Donald Trump ‘Looks like Mussolini’ but can be overcome,” Salon

“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.”

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David Nakamura, “Formal and casual White House photos show distance between Trump and increasingly diverse nation,” The Washington Post

“Only certain people are America to Trump…he’s very purposefully shaping the image of American government to fit the white nationalist policy he believes in.”

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Olivia B. Waxman, “What to Know About the Origins of Fascism’s Brutal Ideology,” TIME

“In the past, there was this idea that Mussolini copied Hitler, but it was actually the other way around for a very long time. Mussolini was in power 11 years before Hitler.”

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World Mental Health Coalition, 2019

“Authoritarians always tell you what they are doing to do.”

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World Mental Health Coalition, 2019

“Donald Trump is unfit to be President of America”

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PBS, Dictator’s Playbook, Mussolini

“The way Benito Mussolini got power in 1922 is a cautionary tale for the rest of the 20th century and today.”

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PBS, Dictators’ Playbook, Mussolini

“Many of the signs and symbols of Fascism are back.”

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Emma Johanningsmeier, “A New Book about Mussolini is Provoking a Debate about his Legacy”

“The history of fascism is a history of dictatorship, of leader-worship….This book is part of this phenomenon that’s resurrecting the cult of the leader.”

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Tom McCarthy, “Is Trump an Authoritarian? Experts Examine Telltale Signs,” – The Guardian

“The authoritarian wants us to lose our faith in our ears and our eyes, what we read and what we observe, so that we can be more dependent on him. ‘Reality is what I say it is.’ So it’s very, very dangerous that he is doing this with regard to the biggest index of democracy, which is free and fair elections.”

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John Haltiwanger, “Bernie Sanders says the ‘simple truth’ is Trump is an ‘authoritarian leader,’ and several experts tell INSIDER they largely agree,” – Business Insider

“There is no doubt that Trump has authoritarian inclinations. His labelling of the press as the ‘enemy of the people,’ use of threat, … need for loyalty, humiliation of all those around him, and admiration of leaders who have stifled democracy, are merely some of the qualities that he has in common with authoritarians past and present.”

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Intercepted with Jeremy Scahill, “Donald Trump, Fascism, and the Doctrine of American Mythology”

“These rulers, when they’re still on their way up, they weaponize their bodies and their words. Authoritarians always tell you what they’re going to do.”

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