Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Hate-Talk Radio & the "Conservative" Prole's Craving for Authoritarian Rule


"Hate-talk radio is all about Manichean dualism: Dividing the world into good and evil, black and white, conservative and liberal. And I’m convinced that it actually services a significant bloc of the American public that craves this kind of explanation of their world, because it has a comforting value to them. These are the people Robert Altemeyer calls “the authoritarians” –- the people who actively seek authoritarian rule." - David Neiwert, author, The Eliminationists: How Hate Talk Radicalized the American Right


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