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Quick note: If you missed Trump’s Fulton County mugshot last night, you can see it here. I’ll have an in-depth piece on Trump’s Georgia’s indictment next week.
This week’s episode of the Aaron Rupar Show features Ruth Ben-Ghiat, one of America’s foremost authoritarianism scholars and author of Strongmen and the Lucid Substack. We discuss the factors that contributed to Trump’s rise, MAGA’s parallels to other authoritarian movements, the bizarre GOP primary as a reflection of Trump’s personality cult, the current state of the global struggle between authoritarianism and democracy, and much more.
Ruth brings deep historical knowledge and rigorous scholarship to her commentary, so I think you’ll find our discussion to be informative. Listen to the audio at the top of the post, or watch our conversation below via my YouTube Page.
Next week’s episode will feature Melissa Hortman, speaker of the Minnesota House, on Democratic successes in her state and what lessons can be learned from them nationally.
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