Strongmen and Dictators | National Humanities Center

Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

Strongmen and Dictators

World History; Dictatorship; Authoritarianism; Politics

Ruth Ben-Ghiat (Professor of History, New York University)

September 9, 2021

Ours is the age of the strongman, the leader who destroys or damages democracy and uses masculinity as a tool of political legitimacy. This webinar discusses the authoritarian playbook—corruption, violence, machismo, and propaganda—and how people have resisted it for one hundred years.


History / Political Science / World History / Dictatorship / Authoritarianism / Politics /


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