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Ruth Ben-Ghiat: Trump’s Plan

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Ruth Ben-Ghiat: Trump’s Plan

Ruth Ben-Ghiat is an historian who specializes in authoritarianism and propaganda. Her most recent book, Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present, examines how authoritarians use propaganda, virility, corruption, and violence to stay in power, and how they can be opposed.

In this interview, Ruth reveals how Trump and the radical right are paving a path toward authoritarianism in the US.

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Listen to our other interviews with Ruth from earlier this year.

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