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Democracy Under Threat: Strongmen and the Pandemic

A Conversation with author Ruth Ben-Ghiat (NYU)

April 15, 2020
5:00 pm

Tutti a Casa! Live Chats About All Things Italian is the new radio-style, web-based talk show that Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and the Department of Italian Studies at NYU are launching to bring into your homes the voices and flavors of live and entertaining talks around Italian matters that really matter: arts, movies, literature, politics, and a lot more.

This is our way to keep our community connected and continue to learn new things together in these times of challenge and pain, but also of opportunity. A new way to be together, and engaged on a common track of learning and discovery.

Democracy Under Threat: Strongmen and the Pandemic

Stefano Albertini (NYU)
in conversation with Ruth Ben-Ghiat (NYU)
Author of the upcoming Strongmen: How They Rise, Why They Succeed, How They Fall

The episode will be broadcast live on Casa’s Facebook Page and website

The conversation will focus on themes present in Ben-Ghiat’s upcoming book – in which the author analyzes everything from gender and sexuality to art and architecture to reveal both how strongmen are shaped and promoted by our own history and desires, and why we fall for their promises – with special attention dedicated to contemporary events surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic.

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