Mar 3, 2022 • 840HR 8M

Dangers of Autocracy (w/ Ruth Ben-Ghiat)

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Hosted by renowned researcher Olga Lautman and political activist Monique Camarra, KREMLIN FILE takes audiences on a riveting journey through the rise of Putin and the spread of authoritarianism across the globe. We also explore Russia's hybrid warfare toolkit to subvert democracies around the globe.
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Olga and Mo are joined by Ruth Ben-Ghiat, an NYU professor and scholar on fascism and authoritarian leaders. Her articles are published in national and international media outlets with a column on CNN. Her latest book, "Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present," examines how illiberal leaders use corruption, violence, propaganda, and machismo to stay in power, and how resistance to them has unfolded over a century.

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