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Carolina Public Humanities


November 2022

Distinguished Scholar Series-Authoritarianism and Autocracies in Modern Europe

November 5 at 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

European political and social systems gradually became more democratic after the 18th century as the traditional power of kings and nobles was replaced by new voting rights and the institutions of representative government. But powerful anti-democratic movements also emerged in places such as Italy, Germany, and Russia.This seminar will explore the history of radical authoritarian ideologies, the popularity of autocratic leaders, and the methods that anti-democratic forces used to consolidate power in Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, and contemporary Russia. Drawing…

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