What authoritarian leaders have in common

There is a playbook for authoritarianism, and it reaches across the globe and into the past. Ruth Ben-Ghiat, professor of history and Italian studies at New York University, joins guest host John McCaa to discuss how world leaders from Benito Mussolini to Vladimir Putin have gained followers and manipulated the media – and why their danger to democracy is ever-present. Her book is “Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present.