“Bob Altemeyer is a Professor of Psychology at the University of
Manitoba, and has become one of the world’s leading experts on the
psychological dynamics which fuel authoritarian political movements
and their followers. John Dean’s best-selling book, Conservatives
Without Conscience (which I reviewed here
relied on substantial amounts of Altemeyer’s research.

“Now, Altemeyer has written his own book, The Authoritarians, which
expounds on that research. He is releasing the book chapter by
chapter for free online, and the first six chapters can be read here
<>. I have read the first
three chapters and highly recommend them. The book provides real
insight into the political movement which has been ruling our
country for the last six years — a movement which has at least as
much to do with psychological drives as it does public policy and
geopolitical considerations.”