Episode

3/15 Amanda Taub: Donald Trump & the Rise of American Authoritarianism

March 15, 2016

On today’s show Vox’s Amanda Taub (@amandataub) join us to discuss her new article The Rise of American Authoritarianism.

How do you measure authoritarian attitudes? The four parenting questions that reveal the authoritarian mindset. The Republican Party’s anxiety about social change and what voters that appeals to. How crisis can activate the authoritarian value society. Vox’s polling and fear of threats from foreign sources. Race and measuring response to authority. How many Democrats are authoritarian and what do we do about authoritarian politics?

On The Fun Half: the Bernie or Bust debate. Ben Carson admits he didn’t want to endorse Donald Trump but he needed to look out for himself. Chris Christie skips a cops funeral to campaign for Trump. Breitbart throws its own reporter under the bus.  Glenn Beck and Grover Norquist battle continues. We cannot afford Donald Trump and your calls and IMs.

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