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Fascism, authoritarians, propaganda Columnist @MSNBC Advisor @ProtctDemocracy Book Strongmen @caaspeakers Substack on threats to democracy ⤵️

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Ruth Ben-Ghiat
a year ago
Some Personal News: Today I'm launching Lucid, a newsletter about abuses of power and how to counter them. It provides clear analysis about the consequences of democratic erosion, and the costs of disinformation and corruption in government, boardrooms, and institutions. 1/
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Ruth Ben-Ghiat
6 hours ago
The far-right activists who are trying to silence @rulajebreal are just proving the point that they are fascists. Chi cerca di zittare Rula Jebreal con minaccie fa capire al mondo che sono teppisti e fascisti.
@rulajebreal
Rula Jebreal
6 hours ago
Berlusconi’s 🗞 editor in chief leading a brazen incitement campaign. 🇮🇹 Far-right dehumanization/demonization rhetoric & replacement conspiracies have already radicalized many, Incl. their candidate Luca Traini who shot 6 POC. It never starts with the killing, it starts w words.
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Ruth Ben-Ghiat
7 hours ago
"Institutionalized lying by military officials is a symptom of the larger corruption of militaries in autocracies." My Lucid essay about Russia as an example of the ruinous outcomes of autocrat-armed forces alliances.
@JuliaDavisNews
Julia Davis
19 hours ago
Stunned reactions keep coming in with respect to Ukraine reclaiming Lyman. Andrey Gurulyov, former deputy commander of Russia's southern military district, said he couldn't explain the defeat. He blamed in on a system of lies, "top to bottom" and was suddenly disconnected.
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Ruth Ben-Ghiat
8 hours ago
"And his son Eduardo met with my family & advisors at the WH on Jan 5 to support my coup...we have many beautiful plans..."
@RonFilipkowski
Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦
9 hours ago
On his way home from the rally, Trump urges people in Brazil to vote for Bolsonaro today: “He’s respected by everybody all throughout the world. He will be your leader for hopefully a long time.”
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Ruth Ben-Ghiat
8 hours ago
When despots from civilian backgrounds micro-manage the military, the result is never good...
@TheStudyofWar
ISW
21 hours ago
The defeat around #Lyman also indicates that #Putin – who has reportedly been micromanaging Russian commanders on the ground – is deprioritizing defending #Luhansk Oblast in favor of holding occupied territories in southern #Ukraine .
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Five Books
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"It mobilizes the masses, but its aim is to install a dictatorship that ultimately subjects everyone—of every class, race and gender—to its rule." @ruthbenghiat , political commentator and historian, recommends the best books for understanding fascism.
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Ruth Ben-Ghiat
11 hours ago
And the quick Nazi success in France caused Fascist Italy to enter the war in June 1940...
@HoansSolo
Franz-Stefan Gady
13 hours ago
Nazi Germany's 'Blitzkrieg' in the West in May & June 1940 was fueled by Soviet energy & food exports. In May, June 1940, the Soviet Union supplied Germany with 163,000 tons of petroleum & 243,000 tons of Ukrainian wheat.
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@RepTomColeman
Tom Coleman
22 hours ago
'With his back against the wall, and his supposedly mighty military machine exposed as a failure, Putin is now at his most dangerous. Strongmen in this situation never retreat, but instead double down.' Ruth Ben-Ghiat
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Ruth Ben-Ghiat
a day ago
During Berlusconi's governments his right-hand man Marcello Dell'Utri was his liaison to Opus Dei and to the Mafia- convenient! Dell'Utri stayed on as a Forza Italia senator after his conviction for Mafia association. 🤔
@OCCRP
Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project
a day ago
Reporters spotted Francesco Mammoliti, a boss of the 'Ndrangheta, at a major Catholic celebration in Calabria. He wasn’t the only high-ranking member in attendance.
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Ruth Ben-Ghiat
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Il vittimismo fascista aggiornata x il 2022
@GiorgiaMeloni
Giorgia Meloni 🇮🇹 ن
2 days ago
La propaganda di demonizzazione contro di noi ha inasprito animi e diviso gli italiani. Noi lavoreremo per unirli: non è tempo di polemiche strumentali, ma di responsabilità. Nostro obiettivo al Governo sarà rappresentare e difendere gli interessi e i diritti di tutti i cittadini
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Ruth Ben-Ghiat
a day ago
More revisionist propaganda from @GiorgiaMeloni who is on video saying that no more mosques should be built in Italy.
@GiorgiaMeloni
Giorgia Meloni 🇮🇹 ن
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@EGPresidency_AR Italy is ready to enforce our bilateral cooperation on many fields: energy security, stability of Mediterranean and Middle East, human rights and religious freedom. Thank you Mr President al-Sisi
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Ruth Ben-Ghiat
a day ago
This is a classic performance of authoritarian doublespeak meant to protect the leader cult from contamination by the truth
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Molly Jong-Fast
2 days ago
this is it, the death of irony.
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@Tsihanouskaya
Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya
a day ago
Yesterday, Lyman was illegally annexed by Putin. Today, the city was liberated by Ukrainian forces. Tomorrow, more will follow. Brave Belarusians are fighting together with Ukrainians to liberate their country. Because they know, that this fight is also about free Belarus.
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Ruth Ben-Ghiat
a day ago
As I recount in #Strongmen , Mussolini had to bus people in to get a "cheering" crowd in 1939, when he had become unpopular by bankrupting Italy with his endless imperialist wars.
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