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In the next installment of The History of Democracy, Tracy Ross and Murray State professor of history, Dr. David Pizzo, discuss Hitler's first one hundred days in power. From January to May of 1933, the German government transformed from a conservative-led Parliament to a violent totalitarian state. 

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In their next installment of The History of Democracy, Tracy Ross and David Pizzo, Murray State professor of history, discuss fascist movements throughout U.S. history. Pizzo focuses on the common tendencies, personalities, and ideas of these movements from the late 19th century to present-day.

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In this installment of "The History of Democracy," Tracy Ross and Dr. David Pizzo, Murray State professor of history, discuss Benito Mussolini's rise to power in Italy. Pizzo draws comparisons between the radical authoritarian regime's rise and reign and contemporary politics. 

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Tracy Ross and Murray State professor of history, Dr. David Pizzo, continue their discussion series, The History of Democracy, with "How Democracies Die." Pizzo uses multiple literary and historical references to illustrate the tendencies of fallen democracies to transition into more authoritarian regimes and to discuss the warning signs of political systems on the cusp of change. 

In the third installment of "The History of Democracy," Tracy Ross and Dr. David Pizzo, Murray State professor of history, return to the Weimar Republic. Pizzo explains mainstream conservatism in Germany in the 1920s and '30s and the infighting that ultimately led to the rise of Hitler and the Nazi regime. He also draws comparisons between the deeply-rooted polarization of the late Weimar Republic and the modern U.S.

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For the second installment of "The History of Democracy," Murray State professor of history, David Pizzo, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss the history of apartheid in South Africa and the democracy born from incredible racial tension and violence.

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At the end of the First World War (1918-1919), Germany experienced a powerful revolution in which the monarchy was overthrown and replaced with a democratic government system. Murray State University professor of history, David Pizzo, Ph.D., visits Sounds Good to discuss the revolution in the first installment of a new series, "The History of Democracy."

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Murray State University professor of history, Dr. David Pizzo, speaks with Tracy Ross on Sounds Good about political climates seen around the world today and how they compare with that of post-WWI Weimar Republic immediately preceding its fall to the National Socialist German Workers' Party.

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Seventy-two history professors in Kentucky have signed a letter to the Historic Properties Advisory Commission of Kentucky calling for the removal of the statue of the controversial Jefferson Davis in the capitol rotunda in Frankfort to a museum. Todd Hatton speaks with two history professors at Murray State University who signed the letter, Dr. Duane Bolin and Dr. David Pizzo who argue for a contextual understanding of Davis and explain Kentucky's distinct position as a state on both sides of the Civil War.