Posts Tagged ‘Richard Nixon’



John Dean

“[A]uthoritarian followers [in the United States] are both men and women, who tend to be highly conventional, always and easily submissive to authority, while willing to work aggressively on behalf of such an authority. They tend to be very religious, with moderate to little education, trusting of untrustworthy authorities, prejudiced (e.g., with respect to gay marriage); they are typically mean-spirited, narrow-minded, intolerant, bullying, zealous, dogmatic, uncritical of their chosen authority, hypocritical, inconsistent, prone to panic easily, highly self-righteous, moralistic, strict disciplinarian, severely punitive; they also demand loyalty and return it, have little self-awareness, and are typically politically and economically conservative┬áRepublicans.”

–John Dean (White House counsel in the Nixon Administration), “Trump is the Authoritarian Ruler┬áRepublicans and Some Dems Have Been Waiting For