SCW Cultural Arts at Emanuel hosts dialogue and book signing with Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Errol Louis moderator

SCW Cultural Arts at Emanuel hosts dialogue and book signing with Ruth Ben-Ghiat, Errol Louis moderator
Book Signing with Ruth Ben-Ghiat follows Dialogue w/ Ruth Ben Ghiat & Errol Louis at Emanuel, Photo Credit: Beowulf Sheehan

SCW Cultural Arts at Emanuel will be hosting Ruth Ben-Ghiat, NYU Professor and expert on fascism, authoritarianism and propaganda, who will be dialoguing with NY1 News anchor, host of Inside City Hall, and CNN political analyst Errol Louis, on Sunday, June 23 at 3 p.m.

Following their conversation, there will be a meet and greet/book signing. Light refreshments will be served. All members of the community are invited. Admission is free.

Ben-Ghiat is professor of history and Italian studies at New York University. She writes about fascism, authoritarianism, and propaganda — and the threats these present to democracies around the world.

She is the author or editor of seven books, including “Fascist Modernities” and “Italian Fascism’s Empire Cinema,” which explore the appeal of strongmen to collaborators and followers, how Fascist regimes use propaganda to construct an alternate reality, and how culture anticipated the collapse of Mussolini’s regime.

Her most recent book, “Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present,” examines how illiberal leaders use propaganda, corruption, violence, and machismo and how they can be defeated.

It was the first book to examine Trump from the perspective of 100 years of authoritarian history and the first book to include masculinity as a tool of autocratic rule. In it, she predicted that if he lost the 2020 presidential election, he would not leave office quietly.

Her work has been recognized with Guggenheim, NEH, Fulbright, and other fellowships, a residency at the American Academy in Rome, and a 2023 Maggie and Dan Inouye Distinguished Chair of Democratic Ideals at the University of Hawaii.

Ruth is an MSNBC opinion columnist who has also written for CNN, The Economist, The New Yorker, The Washington Post, and The Atlantic.

This program is funded by Pamela & Daniel Perla.

For further information, go to:

or call 516.482.5701.

Temple Emanuel of Great Neck is located at 150 Hicks Lane, Great Neck, NY 11024. Call 516.482.5701 to R.S.V.P.

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