What The 'Strongmen' Of History Reveal About Modern Politics

Historians in the News
tags: fascism, dictatorship, authoritarianism

Historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat studies authoritarian regimes, like Italy under Mussolini. Can a democracy pry itself out of a strongman's grip?

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Ruth Ben-Ghiat, professor of history and Italian studies at New York University. Author of “Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present." (@ruthbenghiat)

Brendan Nyhan, political science professor at Dartmouth College. (@BrendanNyhan)

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