The Authoritarian Character from Berlin to Berkeley and Beyond: The Odyssey of a Problem

  • Franz Samelson


Enemies of Freedom, Bob Altemeyer’s (1988a) latest entry in the attempts to clarify the issue of authoritarianism, recently described 15 years of empirical research by a lonely but tenacious investigator. According to his summary, the effort “confirms much that was first published in 1950.... [Especially] Nevitt Sanford’s theory has been stunningly supported ... [: The] three traits ... conventionalism, authoritarian submission, and authoritarian aggression ... turn out to be [the authoritarian personality’s] most enduring and distinctive characteristics” (p. 330).


Authoritarian Personality American Jewish Committee Personality Dynamic Political Connotation Sexual Repression 
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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1993

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