Welcome to the Authoritarian Kleptocracy, Part XI

How the hell has it only been two weeks since Comey was fired?

Anyway. In the meantime, I went to Estonia to speak to foreign dignitaries, came back, wrote some articles and did some interviews. What a crazy two weeks. Here is the latest.

GOP: It’s time to get off the Trump Train. You have nothing left to lose (5/26/17, Globe and Mail)
There are many reasons to oppose a Mike Pence presidency — but his skill at lying is the biggest (5/26/17, Quartz)
Authoritariansim 101: First, fire the FBI director (5/12/17, Globe and Mail)

Hillary Clinton speech, HRC quotes and praises my book “The View From Flyover country”  (5/23/17)
AM Joy, on Trump’s oligarch envy (5/20/17)
Rick Smith Show, “Sarah Kendzior discusses Toddler Trump goes abroad” (5/19/17)
Chautauqua, KOPN 89.5 FM, Columbia MO, interview on Trump and Russia (5/18/17)
The Politics Guys, interview on Trump admin, authoritarianism, journalism (5/18/17)
BBC Radio 5, interview on Comey firing (5/9/17)
BBC World Service, interview on Comey firing (5/9/17)
Baltic News Service, “Kendzior: Truth Still Matters” (5/8/17)
Baltic News Service: “Kendzior: Trump’s feud with the media is largely fake” (5/7/17)

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Trump and Russia: My articles and interviews

Here is a selection of notable articles and interviews I did on Russia, in reverse chronological order. If you’re trying to catch up, this is good place to start. For my work on authoritarianism and/or the Trump administration more broadly, see the Opinion, Media and Scholarly Publications sections of this site.

GOP: It’s time to get off the Trump Train. You have nothing left to lose (5/26/17, Globe and Mail)

There are many reasons to oppose a Mike Pence presidency — but his skill at lying is the biggest (5/26/17, Quartz)

AM Joy, on Trump’s oligarch envy (5/20/17)

The Politics Guys, interview on Trump admin, authoritarianism, journalism (5/18/17)

Authoritariansim 101: First, fire the FBI director (5/12/17, Globe and Mail)

BBC World Service, interview on Comey firing (5/9/17)

Baltic News Service, “Kendzior: Truth Still Matters” (5/8/17)

Shareblue, “MSNBC host blasts her own network for not asking Mike Pence a single question about Russia” (5/1/17) [my AM Joy full clip inside]

Want to survive another 100 days of Trump? Don’t get complacent (4/29/17, Globe and Mail)

NYU lecture, “Defending Dissent”, (4/14/17; contains predictions of Comey firing and other events that later transpired)

Rewire, The Breach, “In the Shadow of Putin with Sarah Kendzior” (4/10/17)

Politics and Polls, Princeton University, “Unraveling the Trump Russia Saga” (4/6/17)

Why Trump’s ties to Russia would be bigger than Watergate (3/30/17, De Correspondent)

Rick Smith Show, interview on Russia with Andrea Chalupa (3/29/17)

Crooks and Liars “Sarah Kendzior: Nunes a lapdog, not a watchdog (tape of AM Joy appearance) (3/24/16)

Rick Smith Show, “Sarah Kendzior talks Russia, Russia, Russia” (3/23/17)

Electablog “The slow rise of an American authoritarian regime” (3/21/17)

At long last, a forum where Trump cannot escape the truth (3/21/17, Globe and Mail)

AM Joy, on Trump and Russia (2/26/17)

AM Joy, MSNBC, on Trump and Russia, part 1 and part 2 (2/24/17)

Chicago Council, “Media and Democracy in a Post-Truth era” (1/19/17)

CBS Detroit, Trump Trying To ‘Fulfill Fantasy’ Of Teaming Up With Russia, Political Writer Says (12/24/16)

Trump and Putin: The worst case scenario (12/23/16, Quartz)

The Remix, What to fear from Trump presidency: authoritarianism, kleptocracy, Russia (12/19/16)

MSNBC, Joy Reid, panel on Trump and Russia (12/16/16)

Donald Trump, Russia, and the mystery of “these people” (12/14/16, De Correspondent)

Donald Trump’s bromance with Vladimir Putin underscores an unsettling truth about the two leaders (8/19/16, Quartz)

Donald claims he was sarcastic about Russia — no one’s buying it (7/28/16)

Trumpmenbashi: What Central Asia’s spectacular states can tell us about authoritarianism in America (3/22/16, The Diplomat) [<–not explicitly on Russia, but set the stage for all that followed in terms of an administration modeled after a post-Soviet autocracy]

 

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Welcome to the Authoritarian Kleptocracy, Part X

My articles and interviews from the past four days:

Marie Claire: The healthcare bill exposes Trump’s chilling authoritarian agenda (5/8/17)

Baltic News Service, “Kendzior: Truth Still Matters” (5/8/17)
Baltic News Service: “Kendzior: Trump’s feud with the media is largely fake” (5/7/17)
World Policy On Air: “Fabricated terrorism”. Podcast on parallels between Trump admin and Uzbekistan (5/5/17)
Pealinn: “Kendzior: Trumpi suhted diktaatoritega on suuresti seotud tema ärihuvidega” (5/4/17) [Interview with me in Estonian]

Now off to Estonia for the Lennart Meri conference and a talk at Tallinn University!

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Welcome to the Authoritarian Kleptocracy, Part IX

It was a busy week — I spoke at NYU, at an education conference in Toronto, and at UC Berkeley. Clips may be online soon. I also did some articles and interviews:

Globe and Mail: Want to survive another 100 days of Trump? Don’t get complacent (4/29/17)
De Correspondent: The tale of the dictator’s daughter and her prince (4/24/17)
Teen Vogue: Why we should fear environmental destruction under Trump (4/25/17)

Shareblue, “MSNBC host blasts her own network for not asking Mike Pence a single question about Russia” (5/1/17) [AM Joy full clip inside]
AM Joy, on Mike Pence and Russia, 4/30/17
The Agenda, “The Authoritarian Appeal”, TV panel discussion on authoritarianism in the West (4/26/17)
The Flare, “Journalists on self-care” (4/26/17) [and by self-care I mean “fried chicken”]

In about a week, I’m off to Estonia to speak at the Lennart Meri Conference, so expect fewer articles during this time. I’m also giving talks this summer in Germany, Australia, Hungary, and St Louis — details to come!

 

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Welcome to the Authoritarian Kleptocracy, Part VIII

My latest articles and interviews, on Trump, Russia, North Korea, Syria, and more:

Globe and Mail: Trump craves praise. We praise him for bombings. What could possibly go wrong? (4/13/17)
De Correspondent: Why Trump’s ties to Russia would be bigger than Watergate (3/30/17)

Shareblue, “Dictator expert warns: Trump has been obsessed with nuclear weapons since 1984” (4/17/17)
Raw Story, “North Korea threat risks triggering Trump’s 30-year ‘obsession’ with using nukes: authoritarian regime expert” (link to full clip of AM Joy appearance inside) (4/16/17)
AM Joy, MSNBC, discussed Trump and nukes (4/16/17)
Rewire, The Breach, “In the Shadow of Putin with Sarah Kendzior” (4/10/17)
Rick Smith Show, “Sarah Kendzior on not buying Trump’s baby epiphany” (4/10/17)
Politics and Polls, Princeton University, “Unraveling the Trump Russia Saga” (4/6/17)
Rick Smith Show, interview on Russia with Andrea Chalupa (3/29/17)

I somehow would up agreeing to give seven talks in multiple cities and countries in April, so expect fewer articles from me this month, but check Twitter for updates.

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Welcome to the Authoritarian Kleptocracy, part VII

Articles and interviews from the last week:

Globe and Mail: At long last, a forum where Trump cannot escape the truth (3/21/17)
World Policy Journal: From Andijon to Bowling Green: Fabricated terrorism in Uzbekistan and the United States (3/26/17)

Savage Minds “Kendzior: In defense of complaining” (3/26/17)
Crooks and Liars “Sarah Kendzior: Nunes a lapdog, not a watchdog (tape of AM Joy appearance) (3/24/16)
Reddit AMA: “I’m Sarah Kendzior, a journalist who covers authoritarianism in the USA” (3/24/17)
Marie Claire, 10 must-see Twitter accounts covering Trump’s every move (3/23/17)
NPR, Indivisible, “What happens when we put politics over needs” (3/23/17)
Rick Smith Show, “Sarah Kendzior talks Russia, Russia, Russia” (3/23/17)
Eclectablog “The slow motion rise of an American authoritarian regime” (3/20/17) (48 minutes in)

I’m about to do a ton of talks over the next two weeks, so probably fewer articles, but check my Twitter for updates on the news.

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Welcome to the Authoritarian Kleptocracy Part VI

If you got the money, honey, they got your disease.

My latest articles and interviews:

Globe and Mail: Some call this America’s resistance. Really, we are helping each other (3/3/17)
Quartz: Trump played nice for a night — a tactics right out of the autocrat’s playbook (3/1/17)

Columbia Tribune, Kendzior brings grounded provocations (3/2/17)
BBC, “Reactions to Trump’s speech to Congress” (48 min in) (3/1/17)
AM Joy, on Trump and Russia (2/26/17)
AM Joy, MSNBC, on Trump and Russia, part 1 and part 2 (2/24/17)
Rick Smith Show, “Make Nuclear Weapons Great Again” (2/23/17)
De Balie, “Sarah Kendzior on Trump and the Authoritarian State (hour long panel talk in the Netherlands) (2/19/17)

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Welcome to the Authoritarian Kleptocracy Part V

My latest articles and interviews:

When Trudeau met Trump: Canadian exceptionalism, American envy (2/13/17) — Globe and Mail
It’s already happened here (2/9/17) — The Baffler
The Prestige Economy (2/1/17) — The Common Reader [Note: this was written in March 2016, published this month]

CJR, Beyond the parachute: Newsrooms rethink centralized model (2/6/17)
Crooks and Liars “Kendzior: Press should stop acting like Botoxed Riefenstahls” (link to AM Joy appearance inside) (2/5/17)
AM Joy, discussion on Trump and the media (2/4/17)
Ottawa Today, interview on Trump admin (1/30/31)
The Bossy Show, “Activism in Trump’s America” (1/23/17)

I’m traveling for the next week, so I will likely not have new articles or interviews for that time. Check Twitter for updates.

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Welcome to the Authoritarian Kleptocracy Part IV

My latest dispatches from the shitshow:

Trumps’ America, where even parks employees are enemies of the state (1/28/17) — The Guardian
Never again: Muslim ban echoes authoritarian states (1/31/17) — Centre for International Governance Innovation

Cosmopolitan, “Sarah Kendzior, Political Journalist” (1/30/17)
Ottawa Today, interview on Trump admin (1/30/31)
Crooks and Liars, “Sarah Kendzior dissects how extremists are taking over the White House” (clip of Sunday’s AM Joy appearance inside) (1/29/17)
AM Joy, MSNBC, discussion of authoritarianism in the US (1/23/17)
News XChange, “Sarah Kendzor Highlight”, video of me debating a Breitbart employee. From November, posted in January
Chicago Council, “One more question with Sarah Kendzior” (1/19/17)

I did some other interviews but I’m too tired to find them.

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Welcome to the Authoritarian Kleptocracy Part III

Hello! I’ve been too busy to update this site due to our nation’s continuing collapse. Anyway, here’s the latest since the last time I posted:

Donald Trump: Our anti-American president (1/20/17)
Our kids may never get to know America (1/19/17)
Trump and Putin: The worst case scenario (12/23/16)

AM Joy, MSNBC, discussion of authoritarianism in the US (1/23/17)
Rick Smith Show, discussion of Trump administration (1/20/17)
Chicago Council, “Media and Democracy in a Post-Truth era” (1/19/17)
NewsRadio 610 WIOD, Fernard Amandi, discussion of Trump administration (1/16/17)
MSNBC, Joy Reid Show, discussion of Trump and Russia (1/7/17)
Rick Smith Show, “Sarah Kendzior talks media manipulation in the Trump era” (1/4/17)
The Remix, What to fear from Trump presidency: authoritarianism, kleptocracy, Russia (12/19/16)
Teen Vogue, “Russian hacking poses a threat to American security and the presidency” (12/19/16)

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