Electoralism/Democratism

Is Georgia Meloni a FASCIST? A Girl Boss? Both?

This week, Briahna Joy Gray spoke to Paolo Gerbaudo, sociologist and political theorist based at King’s College London about newly elected Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni. Is she part and parcel of a wave of right wing “fascists” that have been sweeping the globe, or is the “f word” an overreach in this case? Is her win a win for women everywhere, as Hillary Clintons suggested? Or is there good reason to be concerned about her “focus on the family” style speeches which highlight an alleged war on traditional values. What conditions on the ground lead to her rise to power, and what hope is there for Italy’s left?

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