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001    000012355802 
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008    960423s1996    maua     b    001 0 eng   
010    96021389 
019 1  12355802 
020    0674053052|q(alk. paper) 
035    .b22186670 
040    LC|beng|cLC|dLC 
050 00 JC481|b.A48 1996 
082 00 320.5/3|220 
100 1  Altemeyer, Bob,|d1940-|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/
       names/n82083260 
245 14 The authoritarian specter /|cBob Altemeyer. 
264  1 Cambridge, Mass. :|bHarvard University Press,|c1996. 
300    vii, 374 pages :|billustrations ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages [351]-363) and 
       index. 
520    The bombing of the federal building in Oklahoma City, the 
       emergence of militias and skinheads, attacks on Planned 
       Parenthood clinics, the backlash against equal rights 
       movements - these, according to Bob Altemeyer, are all 
       versions of one story: the authoritarian personality in 
       action. But Nazi types, militias, and the Klan are just 
       extreme examples of authoritarians, he argues. The 
       Authoritarian Specter shows that many ordinary people 
       today are highly susceptible to hate literature and are 
       psychologically disposed to embrace antidemocratic, 
       fascist policies. Many of our biggest problems, seemingly 
       unrelated, are found to have common authoritarian roots. 
       Based on results from a prize-winning research program, 
       this book gives insight into how authoritarian minds are 
       created and how they operate, and how their failings and 
       vulnerabilities produce submission and aggression. A 
       search for authoritarians on the left finds very few. 
       Instead, studies reveal a strong concentration of 
       authoritarians among religious fundamentalists and 
       conservative politicians. These and many other powerful 
       findings explain a persistent sentiment in our democracy 
       to submit to "a man on horseback", to attack those who are
       different, to march in lock-step. This compelling, timely 
       work advances our scientific understanding of 
       authoritarianism on many fronts and deserves a wide 
       readership. 
650  0 Authoritarianism.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/
       sh85009788 
650  0 Fascism.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/
       sh85047355 
650  0 Right-wing extremists.|0http://id.loc.gov/authorities/
       subjects/sh95005687 
650  0 Right and left (Political science)|0http://id.loc.gov/
       authorities/subjects/sh85114076 
907    .b22186670 
984    VU|cheld 
990    MARCIVE MELB 201906 
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