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About Pablo Piccato

Pablo Piccato is a professor of history at Columbia University. His new book is A History of Infamy: Crime, Truth and Justice in Mexico (University of California Press, 2017). His many previous publications include, as co-editor, True Stories of Crime in Modern Mexico (University of New Mexico Press, 2009)


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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Resisting Trumpism

How best to oppose fascism and populism? A lesson of history is that the left needs unity and democracy in order to win.

In Trump's America, the independent press would become the enemy

The United States could soon be led by an authoritarian populist who, like his peers in Argentina, Venezuela and Russia, treats free media as something to be crushed.

Trump’s macho populism

Donald Trump's treatment of women is a matter of politics, not just style: rooted in populist and fascist ideas that exalt male power and promote misogyny. Español

Trump y el populismo machista

El trato que Donald Trump dispensa a las mujeres no es un tema de estilo: proviene de ideas populistas y fascistas que exaltan el poder masculino y promueven la misoginia. English

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