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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2016: Understanding the nightmare

A selection of my articles on the hellscape that was 2016, divided by topic. Full list available here. If you want an understanding of how we got into this mess, try my book on the conditions leading up to the election, “The View From Flyover Country”

Thank you to the Globe and Mail, De Correspondent, Quartz, The Guardian, Foreign Policy and the many other outlets who support my work. Thanks most of all to my readers! Normally after a year like this I would say next year is bound to be better, but…

Anyway. Here we are.

Trump

Donald Trump’s shakedown of the American Dream (12/4/16)
We’re heading into dark times. This is how to be your own light in the age of Trump (11/18/16)
Our fate was sealed long before November 8 (and not because the election’s rigged) (11/3/16)
A fascist’s win, America’s moral loss (11/9/16)
Trump’s strategy: Pull the fringes to the center, and mainstream extremism (11/3/16)
A conspiratorial candidate, and Americas deferred dread (10/20/16)
To Donald Trump, we are all bit players in a fantasy America starring Donald Trump (10/19/16)
Donald Trump’s conspiracy theories are making his supporters paranoid — and dangerous (10/13/16)
It doesn’t matter who won the debate: America has already lost (10/10/16)
Kaine vs Pence: When Midwestern Nice meets Midwestern Lies (10/5/16)
Who won the presidential debate? (9/28/16)
Trump’s birtherism: a national narrative of exclusion (9/18/16)
Trump’s wall guards nothing but the sanctity of bigotry (9/1/16)
Donald Trump and his racist followers could destroy America even if he loses (8/5/16)
Welcome to Donald Trump’s America (8/3/16)
How Trump punked American by manipulating our obsession with useless polls (7/28/16)
Trump is right: the greatest threat is indeed from within (It’s him) (8/16/16)
In a history littered with political corpses, Trump’s assassination hint is a new low (8/10/16)
Making America work again — for Trump’s family (7/20/16)
Where economic despair and xenophobia meet, you find Trumpism – and Brexiters (6/28/16)
The term “anti-establishment” has lost all meaning (5/12/16)
Trump is the smartest candidate — he’s running on American pain (5/4/16)
Metropolis, the hometown of Superman, has a new hero: Donald Trump (4/6/16)
Trump supporters in St. Louis: How ‘midwestern nice’ became a sea of rage (3/12/16)
Who Won the Midwest? Not the people who live in it (3/16/16)
Super Tuesday was a referendum on racism (3/2/16)

The media

The fake war on fake news (12/15/16)
Be afraid: Trump may have bought the Fourth Estate (9/9/16)
The trump card for U.S. cable news: Riots, ratings and rallies (3/30/16)

Russia

Donald Trump, Russia, and the mystery of “these people” (12/14/16)
Trump and Putin: The worst case scenario (12/23/16)
Donald Trump’s bromance with Vladimir Putin underscores an unsettling truth about the two leaders (8/19/16)

Racism

Meet Darren Seals. Then tell me black death is not a business (10/1/16)
How do you become ‘white’ in America? (9/1/16)
Missouri’s new permitless gun law will put black Americans in even more danger (9/23/16)
Black death, police brutality, caught on video: no justice, only sequels (7/7/16)
US officers who kill rarely get punished, but they might get rich (5/23/16)
How state politicians are quietly working to steal the US presidential election (5/20/16)

The economy

How nostalgia blinds Trump to the reality of working-class America (7/28/16)
Why young Americans are giving up on capitalism (6/16/16)
The myth of millennial entitlement was created to hide their parents’ mistakes (6/30/16)
Most women won’t be able to follow in Hillary Clinton’s footsteps — unless they’re rich (6/16/16)
The Contingent Faculty Retirement Crisis (5/16/16)
Geography is making America’s uneven economic recovery worse (4/28/16)
Why America’s impressive 5% unemployment rate feels like a lie (4/21/16)

Central Asia

Independence Day for a Scared Nation (9/1/16)
Uzbekistan’s real problem is not terrorism — it’s politics (9/6/16)
The Death of Islam Karimov and the Unraveling of Authority in Uzbekistan (11/1/16)
Trumpmenbashi: What Central Asia’s spectacular states can tell us about authoritarianism in America (3/22/16)

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Welcome to the Authoritarian Kleptocracy Part II

Here are some of my articles and interviews from the past week:

The fake war on fake news (12/15/16) — Globe and Mail

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

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

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

The 451, Interview on authoritarianism (12/26/18)

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

Zak Fanni, “How Trump is creating an authoritarian America” (12/16/16)

Muftah, “Sarah Kendzior on Trump, Resistance, Media” (12/14/16)

BBC News, “Why Voice of America matters outside the US” (12/15/16)

The Wire, “A Cassandra in Trumpland: Sarah Kendzior’s Pithy Commentary on Privilege” (12/9/16)

David Pakman Show, “Will any people not suffer under Donald Trump’s kleptocracy?” (12/9/16)

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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