Tag Archives: Ruth Ben-Ghiat

SPECIAL NOTICE – RECOMMENDED READING LIST ADDITION

I just added The Storm Is Here: An American Crucible by Luke Mogelson to the Recommended Reading List.  It is the best effort to date combining the extremist influences on American politics and the possibility of a second civil war.  It outlines the rise of authoritarianism in America and the danger it poses.

Three “companion” books already on the list are: Fascism by: Madeline Albright, Strongmen by Ruth Ben-Ghiat and How Civil Wars Start by Barbara F. Walter.

SPECIAL NOTICE – RECOMMENDED READING ADDITION

I just added Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present by: Ruth Ben-Ghiat to the Recommended Reading List.

In her work historian and NYU professor Dr. Ben-Ghiat outlines the similarities of authoritarian figures of the last 100 years from Mussolini to Trump and Putin.  The similarities are equally uncanny ans scary.