41 min

Strongmen — Part 2 Politicology

    • Politics

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In the second part of this two-episode conversation, NYU Professor of History and Italian Studies Ruth Ben-Ghiat joins Ron Steslow to discuss her book Strongmen and what we can learn from the history of autocrats and those who stood up to them. 

(01:13) The American rights obsession with Orban

(05:02) How authoritarians have used elections to come to power

(08:11) January 6th and how it will serve as a touchstone for the American authoritarian movement

(18:31) Trump’s recent rallies and how they fit into the patterns of authoritarians

(26:53) The ways people have pushed back against authoritarians and what we can do now



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Follow Ruth and Ron on Twitter:

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https://twitter.com/RonSteslow

To unlock exclusive content, visit: https://politicology.com/plus

In the second part of this two-episode conversation, NYU Professor of History and Italian Studies Ruth Ben-Ghiat joins Ron Steslow to discuss her book Strongmen and what we can learn from the history of autocrats and those who stood up to them. 

(01:13) The American rights obsession with Orban

(05:02) How authoritarians have used elections to come to power

(08:11) January 6th and how it will serve as a touchstone for the American authoritarian movement

(18:31) Trump’s recent rallies and how they fit into the patterns of authoritarians

(26:53) The ways people have pushed back against authoritarians and what we can do now



Purchase Strongmen: 
https://wwnorton.com/books/strongmen

Politicology is supported by listeners like you. Can you pitch in right now at https://politicology.com/donate?

Follow Ruth and Ron on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/ruthbenghiat

https://twitter.com/RonSteslow

41 min