Authoritarianism From Mussolini to Trump (w/ Ruth Ben-Ghiat)

What is authoritarianism? How do strongmen leaders come to power? How do strongmen leave power? What about this style of government attracts Mussolini and Trump?

Thom Hartmann does a deep dive into the authoritarian leader with Professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat. Ruth Ben-Ghiat is the author of a new book, "Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present"

Ruth Ben-Ghiat joins Thom Hartmann for a deep dive into the strongman style governance of Donald Trump. Professor of History & Italian Studies-New York University (NYU) / Historian & cultural critic / scholar on fascism & authoritarian leaders / Author of seven books including her latest, Strongmen: From Mussolini to the Present.