The Authoritarians [Bob Altemeyer] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The Authoritarians summarizes the research of Dr. Robert Altemeyer. Bob Altemeyer—author of Atheists and The Authoritarian Specter —gives a readable analysis of the nature of authoritarianism and its current impact on. Robert Anthony “Bob” Altemeyer (born 6 June ) is a retired Professor of Psychology at the University of Manitoba. He produced the test and scale for ” RWA” or right-wing authoritarianism.

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I would support the execution of religious cult autohritarians if he government insisted it was necessary to protect the country. What first starts off as unthinkable rapidly becomes the thinkable once a tipping point is reached.

And if you anticipate a close election inthese people are worth pursuing.

That is the Harry Potter authoritarian. I came across this today: For example, Al This book is nothing less than spectacular. So that establishes how dogmatic I am.

It took many months for Americans to stop supporting President Nixon during Watergate, and even at the end authorutarians could count on a hard knot of supporters who would believe him, as he said to [his chief of staff] H. On the other hand, he’s been doing this work for a long time and published an impressive number of books and scholarly articles.

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View all 6 comments. This book is available for free in PDF form at the author’s web site I used calibre to convert it to Kindle, which made the formatting wonky but still readable. Start here and find the start of answers.


So why don’t I just bow down to the data? A psychologist shares the results of his psychological studies examining the specific personality trait of authoritarianism. Mar 01, Liaan Booysen rated it it was amazing.

The Authoritarians

No one has done more ground-breaking work in testing the nature of these people than this professor, who was then at the University of Manitoba in Canada.

But tell that to somebody who is convinced that abortion is different in one week from another and they get pretty mean about it.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. And there are jerks in the real world, so it’s not surprising that they are there to be picked out. Please try again later. He authoritarkans collected data on authoritarianism among North American politicians. Correlation is not causation.

Reading it I no longer get so angry in discussions with my friends on the right who I have split between simply uninformed and willfully partisan uninformed I still practice my written and verbal skills on the willful group but don’t get frustrated at how easily they ignore facts.

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The New York Times. How zuthoritarians is this. From now and for the unforseeable future we will be dealing with an authoritarian segment of our population which will find the appeals of a demogogue very enticing.


It took me a long time autuoritarians read this, not because it was bad, or even difficult. Now, it’s my country, my democracy that is under direct attack by Double High Religious Right-wingers who — incidentally — have been insidiously, directly, deliberately advised by GW Bush strategists.

They just have extra portions of quite common human frailties. Found that I’m not the only one seeing it: After all, I have written this I would tell the police about any religious cults I knew. D at Carnegie-Mellon in Original Review Altemeyer discusses the fruits of 20 over years of research into two types of personalities: I found it engaging enough that I read it right through when I had planned just to have a peep at it and start my next urban bog.

If the conclusion is right, they figure, then the reasoning must have been right. They’re made for each other — a marriage made in hell.

Want to guess what they had in common? Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. If asked by the auhtoritarians, I would help hunt down and arrest members of religious cults. Typical questions on the Religious Fundamentalism scale look like the following: