Category: Authoritarian Personality

How does authoritarianism, mass psychosis, waves of terror, and the dark tetrad combine to make political violence more likely?

Rising Political Violence: Authoritarians, Mass Psychosis, and Waves of Terror Make More Violence Inevitable


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We are seeing more violence perpetrated by MAGA Nation as the #COVID19 pandemic crisis worsens and the GQP psychopathic leadership and mass media extorts them with more extreme rhetoric. It is all just so depressingly predictable.

Following Trump and Barr into Autocracy, Reviewing Masha Gessen’s “Autocracy: Rules for Survival”


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If you are as worried sick as I am about the fate of our democracy, then you’ll want to read my review of Masha Gessen’s 2016 article, Autocracy: Rules for Survival that was published in The New York Review of Books. When we compare her six rules to the sorry state of affairs, real despair sets in. It’s like watching one of those slasher horror films, you know what’s going to happen and there’s absolutely nothing you can do to stop it. Even though the character is being extremely stupid and doing stuff no one would ever do outside of a movie, you still gotta sit there and watch it.

What did Thomas Jefferson say we needed to remain free and keep our democracy?

#Resisting Authoritarianism — UPDATED


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