Ruth Ben-Ghiat

Episode 135,  Apr 27, 2022, 10:00 AM

Jill and Victor are joined by Professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat, an expert on the politics and history of strongmen and authoritarians from Mussolini through Trump and Putin. They discuss how these leaders play to toxic hypermasculinity, and use grievance politics, propaganda, and kompromat to take power and maintain control. She also emphasizes the need for prosecution and justice, then explains what happens when they fall.

Jill and Victor are joined by Professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat, an expert on the politics and history of strongmen and authoritarians from Mussolini through Trump and Putin.  They discuss how these leaders play to toxic hypermasculinity, and use grievance politics, propaganda, and kompromat to take power and maintain control.  She also emphasizes the need for prosecution and justice, then explains what happens when they fall.

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