Preet speaks with Ruth Ben-Ghiat, a Professor of History and Italian Studies at NYU and the author of Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present. Ben-Ghiat is an expert on authoritarianism, and discusses the rise of fascist politics in our time—from the recent election of Giorgia Meloni in Italy, to the reign of Vladimir Putin, to the tactics of Florida governor Ron DeSantis.
Plus, Preet weighs in on Judge Aileen Cannon and the January 6th Committee.
Don’t miss the Insider bonus, where Ben-Ghiat discusses the politics of platforming voices like Donald Trump and Marjorie Taylor Greene.
For show notes and a transcript of the episode, head to: https://cafe.com/stay-tuned/the-rise-of-global-fascism-with-ruth-ben-ghiat/
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