Kim Lane Scheppele on partisan politics and political payback in The New York Times

June 13, 2022

In the op-ed "What Donald Trump and Ron DeSantis are learning about the politics of retribution" Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs and the University Center for Human Values, draws comparisons in ways of governing between Hungary's Viktor Orban and Donald Trump's wing of the Republican Party. She explains that they use political partisanship as a strategy to sideline and punish their opponents while they play favorites and reward party loyalists; tactics used to control political power. Professor Scheppele's opinion guest essay was published in the New York Times on May 24.

Read the article here.

On a related note, Professor Scheppele was interviewed by National Public Radio (NPR) correspondent, Mara Liasson , as part of a 5-minute radio interview entitled, "Here's why American conservatives are heading to Hungary for a big conference." The interview aired on May 19.

Tune in here to listen.