August 15, 2018 Donald Trump and AuthoritarianismPodcast
“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.”
June 20, 2017 Donald Trump and AuthoritarianismChauncey DeVega ShowDonald TrumpPodcast
“He becomes a masculine hero… he becomes the heartland vs. the elite… Ruth Ben-Ghiat During this week’s show, Professor Ben-Ghiat and Chauncey discuss Donald Trump’s rise to power, authoritarianism and …
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.