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The Rob Kall Bottom Up Radio Show Podcast
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John Dean is co-author of the new book, Authoritarian Nightmare; Trump and His Followers, with Bob Altemeyer. Dean served as White House counsel for president Richard Nixon from 1970 to 1973. His Watergate testimony helped lead to Nixon's resignation. Past books include Worse than Watergate and Conservatives Without Conscience
Essentially, authoritarianism is"..
You talk about Authoritarians, Autocrats, Demagogues and dictators. Please parse the differences and similarities for them and their followers.
What's the difference between Democracy and Autocracy
When do demagogues rise?
Authoritarians are usually elected and then they subvert the constitution
There are right and left wing authoritarians?
Discuss the connection between Authoritarianism and narcissism.
You say "Trump brings out the worst in people."
I have a theory that the worst plague Trump will bring to the US and the world will be the unleashing and unrestraining of narcissists and psychopaths.
Early Trump story
authoritarian TV personality
His supporters were "coiled like a tightly wound spring"
The next dictator is already watching Trump, how to do what he's done even better.
Social Dominator Authoritarians SD and Authoritarian Followers, Double Highs
Trump got 71% of white male voters without a college degree
Lost jobs, but also feeling of stolen White birthright
How Trump rolled up the social dominators:
Racial superiority meant a great deal.
Social dominators score high on the conman score, don't believe in right and wrong" psychopaths?
Unleashing authoritarianism and narcissism AND Psychopaths
Steven Hassan, The Cult of Trump
High degree of submission to the perceived, established, legitimate authorities in society
" High level of aggression in the name of their authorities
" High level of conventionalism, insisting that others follow the norms endorsed by their authorities (Taliban)
Right wing authoritarians are not necessarily right wing politically.
What about Democrats and lefties?
Right wing authoritarianism Scale (RWA) and Monmouth poll p 128
" highly compartmentalized thinking
how they handle doubts
high vs low RWA
flimsy belief in America's values
have only a superficial belief in liberty and democracy
double standard judgments
believe many conflicting and even contradictory things,
less careful thinking,
more responsive to bombast
Difficulty judging evidence
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