When: Wed., April 18, 2018
Where: CSB Auditorium
Ruth Ben-Ghiat, professor of History and Italian Studies at NYU
Strongmen now rule over some of the most populous countries on earth, such as Turkey, Russia, and China. This talk looks at the appeal of these authoritarian rulers, and argues that Donald Trump can be seen within this tradition in terms of temperament and inclinations. The way to understand Trump is not through psychiatric diagnosis but by looking at him in the context of a century of authoritarian rulers from Mussolini onward.