Dennis Prager interviews John Dean (yes, that one) about his new Adorno-inspired (yes, that one) book, "Conservatives Without Conscience". The companion phrenology volume, "Conservatives With Prominent Destructiveness Lobes", will be released no later than Spring 1873.
DP: So what does it mean, can you give a thumbnail sketch of what you mean by "authoritarian"?The inventor of authoritarianism, Theodor Adorno, is most famous for his 1950 book "The Authoritarian Personality" and the "F Scale". See the famous witch-dunking scene from Monty Python's The Holy Grail for further details on methodology.
Or, take the test here. It's set in a vanished time, but it's still fun. I got a perfect F-Score of 3.6 -- add your own in comments.
By the way, you can subscribe to Prager's podcast here. (As authoritarian personalities who believe that nothing worth having is achieved without suffering, they don't make it easy to find out how to get the feed. Be warned.)
Friday, September 29, 2006
Posted by Mike on Friday, September 29, 2006