Some Reflections on a Match made in Hell: Authoritarianism and Technology
Independent researcher, GB
Luisa Morettin (BA Padua, Italy; MA University of Westminster; PhD University of Reading) has held teaching and research positions at the University of Edinburgh, King’s College London, and the University of Reading. Her latest monograph is titled A Blood Border: Trieste Between Mussolini and Tito (New York: Nova, 2019).
This article is a reflection on Ruth Ben-Ghiat’s chapters two 'Miliary Coups' and nine, 'Resistance', from Strongmen. How They Rise, Why They Succeed, How They Fall, where the author discusses military coups and resistance. More specifically, how strongmen can both secure their hold on power and silence the opposition. Here I expand on that idea by throwing light on the relationship between authoritarianism and technology.