John Dean discusses his book, “Conservatives Without a Conscience” with MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann. In researching the book, Dean, former counsel to President Richard Nixon, came across a 50-year-old academic study. Dean believes that the study helps to explain the move to the right by the Republican Party: the members are more likely to follow authoritarian leaders. Further, there has to be an enemy for the followers, who are very aggressive, to attack. Fear-mongering is the way things are done.
The video is a little over 10 minutes long but worth every minute for liberals and conservatives – especially Barry Goldwater conservatives – alike. After watching, please share your thoughts.
h/t to Nathan at Moral Contradictions