Authoritarian Nightmare by John W. Dean audiobook

Authoritarian Nightmare: Trump and His Followers

By John W. Dean  and Bob Altemeyer
Read by Rick Adamson

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How did America end up with a leader who acts so crudely and despotically, and counter to our democratic principles? Why do his followers stick with him, even when he acts against their interests? To fully understand, John Dean, a man with a history of standing up to autocratic presidents, joins with Bob Altemeyer, a psychology professor with a unique area of expertise: authoritarianism. Together, using psychological diagnostic tools, as well as exclusive research and analysis from the Monmouth University Polling Institute—one of America's most respected public opinion research foundations—the authors provide us with an eye-opening understanding of the Trump phenomenon . . . and what we may be able to do to stop it.

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Summary

How did America end up with a leader who acts so crudely and despotically, and counter to our democratic principles? Why do his followers stick with him, even when he acts against their interests?

To fully understand, John Dean, a man with a history of standing up to autocratic presidents, joins with Bob Altemeyer, a psychology professor with a unique area of expertise: authoritarianism.

Together, using psychological diagnostic tools, as well as exclusive research and analysis from the Monmouth University Polling Institute—one of America's most respected public opinion research foundations—the authors provide us with an eye-opening understanding of the Trump phenomenon . . . and what we may be able to do to stop it.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“‘Anyone who has had a serious “discussion” with a Trump supporter may have noticed that facts and logic bounce off right off them.’ So write Dean—yes, that Dean, still going strong nearly half a century after Watergate—and Altemeyer, a Canadian psychologist who developed the RWA [right-wing authoritarianism] Scale…By the authors’ account, Trump is nothing but a chain of personality flaws that he learned at the feet of his master, Roy Cohn, and secondarily from Richard Nixon, such lessons as’“if you have a vulnerability, tell everybody your opponent reeks of it.’ Whether Trump gains a second term or not, the authors conclude, the strong authoritarian base that exists in the country guarantees continued polarization for years to come.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author Bio: John W. Dean

Author Bio: John W. Dean

John W. Dean served as White House counsel for President Richard Nixon from 1970 to 1973. During the Watergate scandal, his Congressional testimony helped lead to Nixon’s resignation. He has written about Watergate in his New York Times bestsellers Blind Ambition and The Nixon Defense: What He Knew and When He Knew It. Among his other books are the national bestsellers Worse Than Watergate and Conservatives without Conscience. He is a regular political and legal commentator on CNN.

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Author Bio: Bob Altemeyer

Author Bio: Bob Altemeyer

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 11.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English