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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #31)

Wed Mar 25, 2020, 09:45 PM

33. Ruth Ben-Ghiat, NYU History professor and

internationally-reknown expert on fascism and propaganda has a book coming out February 27, 2021, "Strongmen: How They Rise, Why They Succeed and How They Fall." She recently sat for an interview with HuffPost (google this) in which she said that trump is the worst possible person to have in a leadership position right now. She gets down to specifics and the picture she paints is NOT pretty and does NOT end well. She warns that trump is too amoral, immoral to care about people dying. He only cares about power and how to get more of it. She says that he WILL make more and more power grabs as our society shuts down due to COVID-19. Authoritarians fear transparency and accountability, and use emergencies to make audacious power grabs. This is why he is so uncomfortable with science and medicine and the experts who have the credibility to speak with authority.

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