1 hr 23 min

#11 | Strong Men: From Mussolini to the Present. An interview with Ruth Ben Ghiat‪.‬ ITALIAN MINDS

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Ruth Ben Ghiat, History Professor and political commentator on Strong Men: From Mussolini to the Present that anchors the experience of present-day authoritarianism and neo-fascism in Italian Fascism and looks at the continuities among recent and present authoritarian politicians globally (i.e.; Berlusconi, Trump, Gaddafi, Putin and Bolsonaro).

In this episode, we will cover the following topics: 
(1:00) Serena Bassi’s introduction to Ben Ghiat’s book.(3:30) Ruth Ben Ghiat speaks of her content choices and methodologies.(9:15)  Italian Fascism as a blueprint for all European Fascisms of the XX Century(18:00)  Fascism as an autobiography of the Italian nation/ Trump’s legacy in the context(24:00)  Masculinity Fascism and the Patriarchy(39:00) Various Questions: Film and Fascism, Trasformismo, Transnational Italian Studies, Narcissism and the autocrat, Marine Le Pen and Giorgia Meloni: neo-fascism and “feminism”, authoritarianism: victimhood and grievance, machismo and personal politics.

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Ruth Ben Ghiat, History Professor and political commentator on Strong Men: From Mussolini to the Present that anchors the experience of present-day authoritarianism and neo-fascism in Italian Fascism and looks at the continuities among recent and present authoritarian politicians globally (i.e.; Berlusconi, Trump, Gaddafi, Putin and Bolsonaro).

In this episode, we will cover the following topics: 
(1:00) Serena Bassi’s introduction to Ben Ghiat’s book.(3:30) Ruth Ben Ghiat speaks of her content choices and methodologies.(9:15)  Italian Fascism as a blueprint for all European Fascisms of the XX Century(18:00)  Fascism as an autobiography of the Italian nation/ Trump’s legacy in the context(24:00)  Masculinity Fascism and the Patriarchy(39:00) Various Questions: Film and Fascism, Trasformismo, Transnational Italian Studies, Narcissism and the autocrat, Marine Le Pen and Giorgia Meloni: neo-fascism and “feminism”, authoritarianism: victimhood and grievance, machismo and personal politics.

Follow us on:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/italian.minds/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/italian-minds/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/italianminds.podcast

1 hr 23 min