- Ruth Ben-Ghiat: GOP created climate for success of defender of victimized white males
- Milo cloaks his hate speech under the mantle of the right to free expression, she writes
Ruth Ben-Ghiat is a professor of history and Italian studies at New York University. She is a frequent contributor to CNN Opinion. The opinions in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)"America's favorite mischievous gay conservative," is how publisher Simon & Schuster bills its newest high-profile author, Milo Yiannopoulos.