Monday, July 24, 2006

Conservatism has noticeably evolved from its so-called modern phase (1950-94) into what might be called a postmodern period (1994 to the present), and in doing so it has regressed to its earliest authoritarian roots. Authoritarianism is not well understood and seldom discussed in the context of American government and politics, yet it now constitutes the prevailing thinking and behavior among conservatives.

Regrettably, empirical studies reveal, however, that authoritarians are frequently enemies of freedom, antidemocratic, antiequality, highly prejudiced, mean-spirited, power hungry, Machiavellian, and amoral. They are also often conservatives without conscience who are capable of plunging this nation into disasters the likes of which we have never known.

excerpted from John Dean's new book, Conservatives Without a Conscience.

1 Comments:

At Monday, July 24, 2006 5:21:00 PM , Blogger betmo said...

see my excerpts from jimmy carter- i am going to post more- but this ties in with dean

 

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