MIDDLETOWN, Pa. – The Center for Holocaust and Jewish Studies will welcome Ruth Ben-Ghiat at noon Thursday, Nov. 18, via webinar. Ben-Ghiat will present “Antisemitism and Fantasies of National Purity from Mussolini to the Present.”
Ben-Ghiat is a historian and commentator on authoritarianism and propaganda. She is a professor of history and Italian studies at New York University, the recipient of Guggenheim, Fulbright, and other fellowships, and an adviser to Protect Democracy. She is a regular contributor to CNN, NBC, and other media outlets. She publishes Lucid, a newsletter on threats to democracy. Her latest book, “Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present” (2020), looks at how illiberal leaders use propaganda, corruption, violence, and machismo-and how they can be defeated.
For additional information, contact Neil Leifert at 717-580-2954 or [email protected].