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  • Donald Trump and Authoritarianism
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  • Hate Speech and Propaganda

Stephen Collinson, “The Pittsburgh Killings Targeted Jews – and America’s Soul,”

“The problem is that Trump has made it clear since the campaign that the public he is speaking to, the public he wants to impress, that he cares about, is a public that is not interested in human rights, in democracy and in loving one’s neighbor.”

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Tom McCarthy, “He’s So Openly Racist’” Why Does Iowa Keep Electing Steve King to Congress?” The Guardian

“Steve King – he’s very dangerous….he’s assiduously working to extend the culture of the European right to America, and to make America a partner in this effort to derail democracy.”

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“The Consequences of Hate Speech,” Background Briefing with Ian Masters

“If you know the authoritarian playbook you are able to find almost nothing [Trump] does surprising.”

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Ashley Parker, “Trump and Republicans Settle on Fear and Falsehoods as Midterm Strategy,” Washington Post

“This is the way propaganda works. You put different enemies together that really have nothing to do with one another. He’s trying to create this image of a wave of people of color, or threats, who are coming to invade the border.”

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S.V. Date, “Trump Really Seems to Wish He Were an Actual Dictator,” Huffington Post

“Hate crimes are up. The press is being maligned. Propaganda works.”

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Ashley Parker, “’Totally Dishonest’: Trump Asserts only he can be Trusted Over Opponents and ‘Fake News’,” The Washington Post

“The widening circle of the parties that he’s accusing is predictable because I see Donald Trump as an authoritarian in the making or an authoritarian wannabe, and there’s always a transition process of this sort of leader asserting himself above all the authorities. Every authoritarian leader eventually asserts himself as the only arbiter of truth.”

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History Hit with Dan Snow – Mussolini and his inheritors

“He [Mussolini] was the first person to turn a democracy into a dictatorship.”

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“Background Briefing with Ian Masters,” on Berlusconi-Putin and Trump-Putin.

“We’re in a partly Berlusconi moment where….the spectacle of politics has taken over. And again, the big themes of conflicts of interest, of hiring family, of kleptocracy….It’s a debasement of civic life, of the tone of politics, of everything.”

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Press Play with Madeleine Brand, KCRW, “Trump Meets with Putin”

“Putin is the only not only leader, but seemingly the only person in politics [Trump] has not criticized.”

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“Trump Meets with Putin,” “The National,” CBC News

Trump and Putin: What to expect from their meeting in Finland, The National

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Tadashi Sugiyama and Koji Sonoda, interview on Trump’s authoritarian tendencies for Asahi Shinbun

An interview on Trump’s authoritarian tendencies for Asahi Shinbun

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