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Ruth Ben-Ghiat

A newsletter for big-picture thinking about autocracy and threats to democracy around the world


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Judges and Prosecutors, Targeted by Trump, Will Not Be Intimidated

Welcome back to Lucid, and hello to all new subscribers! Our next Q&A will be Sunday, April 7, 8-9pmET. Our guest will be Barb McQuade, who was United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan from 2010 to 2017. She is a MSNBC co...

14 days ago

The MAGA Hat and the Gun

Welcome back to Lucid, and a big hello to all new subscribers. Our next Q&A will be Sunday, April 7, 8-9mET, and our guest will be Barb McQuade, who was United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan from 2010 to 2017. She is a...

17 days ago

Video Q&A March 29

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17 days ago

Reg. Info Tonight's Q&A, 8-9pmET

Happy Easter! Welcome back to Lucid, and hello to all subscribers. This is a special Q&A in honor of Lucid’s third anniversary. Here is the link to register for the Zoom meeting. Make sure to check spam if you register and don’t see a link ...

18 days ago


The writers behind this newsletter.

  • Ruth Ben-Ghiat

    Historian of authoritarians, propaganda, democracy protection. NYU Professor. more

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