Over the past five years, the Republican Party has seemed blind to the lessons of history. But historian Ruth Ben-Ghiat suggests that’s not the case—that, in fact, Republicans know exactly what they are doing. The GOP has become “a far-right party,” one “that believes political opponents and journalists should be locked up, that non-whites shouldn’t be able to vote and that staying in power by any means is justified.”

Read my new interview with Ruth Ben-Ghiat on Substack: https://thedailyedge.substack.com/p/the-gop-knows-exactly-what-its-doing