Trump is scarier than fascism, he’s an authoritarian




Today’s UnPresidented podcast guest is Ruth Ben-Ghiat, an expert of fascism and authoritarian governments at New York University, and author of the book, “Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present.”

Ruth joins us for a fascinating discussion on how Donald Trump came to power, and how we rid of ourselves of Trumpism once and for all. She looks at the historical parallels to Trump and Trumpism, why so many Americans are willing to believe Trump’s lies, and whether it’s even possible to win back the hearts and minds of people who have basically joined a cult. (Ruth says it is, but it won’t be easy.) She’s a great interview, I’ll think you’ll enjoy this.

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CyberDisobedience on Substack | @aravosis | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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