Archive: Featured

NYRB Profile: Why I Decided to Study Fascism

New York Review Of Books, August 31, 2020

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“Many are scared to admit the truth about Trump and authoritarianism because then they might have to do something about it.”

Chauncey DeVega, The Truth Report podcast, Salon, July 23, 2020

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“What is Fascism? Is Trump a Fascist?”

NPR 1A Podcast, July 27, 2020

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Journalists as Hate Object

June 17, 2020

Deutsches Haus at NYU and La Maison Française NYU

“Journalists as Hate Object: Populism, Authoritarianism, and the Free Press.”

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Police Brutality

“How Did Journalists Become Hate Objects in America?”

CNN News, June 11, 2020

“Who are you essential to?” yelled a New York Police Department officer on June 2 as he confronted badged Associated Press (AP) videographer Robert Bumsted and AP photographer Maye-E Wong as they sought to report on a protest.

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“Now more than ever, Trump “needs to keep his followers in his alternate reality, or the whole thing falls apart.”

Washington Post, June 3, 2020

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“How do Trump’s behaviors continue authoritarian traditions?”

Slate Trumpcast, December 21, 2019

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“Even more than censoring, which is old-school, rulers like Trump — and Putin is the master at this — manipulate opinion by manipulating information.”

The Washington Post, February 15, 2020

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coronavirus in the world

COVID-19 Tempts Would-Be Authoritarians

Foreign Affairs, May 5, 2020

The novel coronavirus pandemic poses a stress test for societies – wrenching people out of ordinary routines and exposing them to death and dislocation, bringing forth acts of solidarity and courage as well as scapegoating.

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“Authoritarians like Trump don’t care about human life. They only care about power.”

Huffington Post, March 25, 2020

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