A Historical Lens on Trump’s Authoritarianism

And what we can learn from earlier fear-based political structures?


Episode Notes

Virginia Heffernan talks to renowned historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat about seeing Donald Trump through an authoritarian lens, a deeper look at mafia culture, and how Trumpism will one day fall.

Podcast production by Melissa Kaplan. Engineering help from Merritt Jacob.


About the Show

A podcast from Slate chronicling Donald Trump’s rise to the presidency and his current administration. Journalists Virginia Heffernan and León Krauze talk to reporters, historians, psychiatrists, and other experts to help explain who this man is and why this is happening, right now, in the United States of America.

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