Lucid

Ruth Ben-Ghiat
A publication about threats to democracy and abuses of power
Created 28 Feb 2021
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  • Bannon Wants to Destroy Our Democracy. He Must Be Prosecuted
    19 Oct 2021about 12 hours ago • 2 min read • 24 19
    For those who study authoritarianism, Steve Bannon's refusal to respond to the subpoena issued by the Congressional committee tasked with investigating Jan. 6 is hardly a surprise. Bannon's aim is to ...
  • Log-in for Today's Q&A 1-2pmET/CNN op-ed on anti-vaccine parent militants
    15 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 4 0
    Hello to everyone! Here’s the log-in info for our regular Friday Q&A at 1-2pmET. We’ll talk about the week’s news, how schools figure into the right’s political-cultural project, disturbing developmen...
  • Amanda Litman Wants You to Run for Something
    13 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 14 5
    Welcome to Lucid! Mark your calendars for our next Q&A, on Friday, October 15, 1-2pmET. I'll send log-in information Friday morning. If you're new to Lucid, feel free to join us and ask a question or ...
  • Playtime: Keeping It Together When Things Fall Apart
    12 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 28 22
    Welcome back to Lucid. When I started this newsletter, I wanted it to provide analyses of the dynamics and developments involved in threats to democracy, but also be a space for the expression and pra...
  • Log-in Info for Q&A, Friday, Oct. 8, 1-2pmET
    08 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 3 1
    Welcome back to Lucid! Here’s the log-in information for our Q&A today, Friday, October 8, 1-2pmET. Everyone is welcome to join and ask a question or just listen. We’ll talk about the week’s news, inc...
  • When Complacency Becomes Complicity: A Conversation with Sarah Kendzior
    06 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 25 6
    Welcome back to Lucid! And a special hello to all new subscribers. I'm grateful for your support. Mark your calendars for our regular Friday live Q&A, on October 8 at 1-2pmET. I'll send the log-in inf...
  • Strongmen: Excerpts from the New Epilogue to the Paperback Edition, Publishing Today!
    05 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 21 13
    Welcome to Lucid! I’m pleased to offer subscribers these exclusive excerpts from the new epilogue I wrote for the paperback edition of Strongmen: Mussolini to the Present, which publishes today. The b...
  • Log-in for Today's Q&A, Friday 1-2pmET
    01 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Welcome back to Lucid! Here’s the log-in info for today’s Zoom call, 1-2pmET. If you’re new to these Q&As, feel free to ask a question about the week’s events, coups, or other moments in authoritarian...
  • Anthea Butler on White Evangelical Racism
    29 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 23 9
    Welcome back to Lucid! And hello to all new subscribers. Mark your calendars for our regular Friday Q&A, on October 1, 1-2pmET. Log-in info for the Zoom call will be sent that morning. Ask a question ...
  • In Budapest, Mike Pence Sells American Autocracy
    28 Sep 2021 • 4 min read • 13 20
    Welcome back to Lucid! This week marks six months of publication. If you enjoy what you read, and the Q&As we hold together, consider becoming a paying subscriber. It helps to offset ongoing costs and...
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