Authoritarianism: The Political Science That Explains Trump

Authoritarianism: The Political Science That Explains Trump
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The obscure research that predicted Donald Trump.

For more, read Amanda Taub’s feature “The rise of American authoritarianism”: and her analysis of the consequences for the Republican Party:

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25 Comments

  1. WELL LATINOS DO WAY MORE FOR THE US THEN MUSLIMS I ACTUALLY AGREE WITH THE MUSLIM BAN ITS WHAT AMERICA NEEDS RIGHT NOW EVEN DOE I DONT REALLY LIKE TRUMP UNTIL RECENTLY I MEAN WE NEED TO BE HARD NOT WELL U GET THE PIC

  2. HES KINDA LIKE ANOTHER HITLER OR STALIN OR LENIN OR TRAJAN BUT LESS EVIL OF COURSE

  3. Last I checked Hilary won popular votes. What is up with people he won big? He is just lucky.

  4. Hahahaaaaa. Still trying to sell atrump as racist, he’s not snowflakes…
    You lost, deal with it

  5. I’d love to have seen the tears in her eyes after he won. I guess that makes me authoritarian!!!

  6. America didn’t elect trump because it liked him, it elected him because Hillary was a corrupt autocrat

  7. I don’t like Trump. I didn’t vote for him. I don’t support most of his ideas, but it’s astounding how Vox can spend so much energy on how the right is authoritative but completely ignore the insanity the left is pushing. The left wants to dictate every aspect of everyone’s lives, right down to the thoughts inside our heads. Words are being made illegal thanks to the left. Words. It doesn’t matter the intention behind the words since the left will tell you what your intentions are, because you don’t actually know. My God the level of hipocrasy is just astounding.

  8. Not a very good introduction to authoritarianism. Read Dr. Robert Altemeyer’s work. He’s devoted his 40 year career to understanding the psychology of right wing authoritarianism. Not to oversimplify but the Trump supporter is a scared individual with a raging superiority complex that makes rational discussion / debate a near impossibility. Any authoritarian leader promising safety or sadistic pain to the Other will be followed irrespective of that leader’s contradictions, lies, or hypocrisies.

  9. No way America survives another Trump or anyone remotely like him. That’s why I’m not running. I have a few things in common with Donald Trump and it makes it hard for me to sleep at night sometimes.

  10. redefine a term and then bludgeon your political opponents with it. That is fascist, of course I use that in the new political term of mean “to bludgeon ones political opponents using new speak, as if using a fascia, to demean their views”

  11. If the left were less radical about social change, Clinton would surely have won. The ‘safe space’ and gender bullshit you pushed is the reason Trump is sitting in the White House.

  12. Re: 5:31 – “those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety”. – Ben Franklin.

  13. Why did Trump win? The answer is simple….The are alot of Trumps residing in America…The great minds think (or don’t in this case) alike. The world should not fear Trumps views,but the views of the ones that support him. #MakeAmericaGreatAgain

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