The Authoritarians

  • by Bob Altemeyer
  • Narrated by Bob Altemeyer
  • 9 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Authoritarians summarizes the research of Dr. Robert Altemeyer, whose professional career has focused on the study of the Authoritarian Personality, and development of the Right-Wing Authoritarian (RWA) personality and ideological variable widely studied in political, social, and personality psychology.The foreword is provided by John W. Dean, former Nixon White House counsel and New York Times best-selling author.


Audible Editor Reviews

In the nonfiction audiobook The Authoritarians, psychologist Bob Altemeyer shares his research on the aggressive and hostile nature of the authoritarian personality and the rise of the Right-Wing Authoritarian personality in the United States. He wrote the book in 2006, during George W. Bush’s second term as president. In a clear and direct voice, Altemeyer performs his own fascinating work. He details how authoritarianism is destroying traditional conservatism and what this means for the future of American politics and democracy.


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A Most Important Study

Sited by John Dean's "Conservatives Without Conscience" (another recommended book), Altemeyer summarizes his studies for non-academic reading. This psychological study explains Authoritarian followers and leaders on today's political scene.
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- Douglas

Settle Down Authoritarian Readers.

If you misinterpret the message of this book, you will find that it appears to be some professor trashing what appears to be single political groups. He isn't. The book does draw parallels between his theories on human behavior and current political issues, but if, upon reading this book, you find that he is getting too political, you are missing the message. These are observations, not opinions (for the most part).
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- Andrew M.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-08-2009
  • Publisher: Cherry Hill Publishing