Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs

Mussolini and Trump travel same road of demagoguery

December 10, 2015 Providence Journal

David I. Kertzer, professor of Italian studies and anthropology, comments on the similarities between Donald Trump and Benito Mussolini after the presidential candidate made remarks to ban all Muslims from entering the U.S. Both men have employed similar tools by trying to instill fear, scapegoating a broad category of people and offering themselves as the all-knowing leaders — the only hopes for delivering a nation from an evil enemy, Kertzer says.

"Mussolini and Trump travel same road of demagoguery" - Providence Journal