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)
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