Ruth Ben-Ghiat

Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a professor of history and Italian studies at New York University, specializing in authoritarian leaders, fascism, and propaganda, and she is an advisor to Protect Democracy. A regular contributor to CNN Opinion, she has also written for The New Yorker, The Guardian, and Foreign Affairs, among others. Her books include Fascist Modernities: Italy, 1922–1945 (2001, 2004), Italian Fascism’s Empire Cinema (2015), and the forthcoming Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present. (August 2020)


Subscribe and save 50%!

Read the latest issue as soon as it’s available, and browse our rich archives. You'll have immediate subscriber-only access to over 1,200 issues and 25,000 articles published since 1963. And with our holiday offer you will also receive a free David Levine 2023 Calendar.

Subscribe now
Various formats of the Review and a calendar

Give the gift they'll open all year

Save 55% off the regular rate and over 75% off the cover price and receive a free 2023 calendar!