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    The Authoritarians by Bob Altemeyer.  It details the psycho-pathology behind right-wing authoritarianism.  There are clear psychological markers behind the traits of the far right, including deference to authority, an elevated sense of self-righteousness and a complete lack of critical thinking, including an unhealthy hostility toward the very concept of it.  It is about belief in Authority as a kind of religious devotion that stems from core psychological traits.  There is no reasoning with these people when they cannot so much as brook the concept of rationality and compromise.  It is best to realize this fact and get on with the job of cleaning out the stables...

    The intrinsic nature of Power is such that those who seek it most are least qualified to wield it.

    by mojo workin on Sun Feb 08, 2009 at 08:27:04 PM PST

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