‘Fascism Wants You to Betray Yourself’ and Other Lessons from Ruth Ben-Ghiat
A recap of our amazing ‘Speakeasy’ zoom salon with the great fascism scholar and ‘Strongmen’ author RBG <3
A few years ago, as I was studying historian and political philosopher Hannah Arendt, a quote of hers unlocked a key fascist tenet:
One of the greatest advantages of the totalitarian elites of the twenties and thirties was to turn any statement of fact into a question of motive.
That was a game-changer for me. It explained the emphasis by those in Trump’…
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