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The Monday Photo (Happy Birthday Samuel Langhorne Clemens)

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Book club: The Authoritarians by Bob Altemeyer

A few months ago, longtime Unfogged commenter Tripp started talking about a book he’d recently read that, he said, explained a lot about the current political situation. I checked it out. The Authoritarians is a summing up of the work of social psychologist Bob Altemeyer. Altemeyer has made it available free online (you can also […]

Reminder: Book club next Tuesday

We’ll be discussing The Authoritarians by social psychologist Bob Altemeyer. It’s a quick, fascinating read, available for free as a PDF here; it even includes a handy test that tells you whether you’re a right-wing authoritarian follower, in case you’ve been wondering. Seriously, check it out before next Tuesday if you have a chance.

Announcing the first Great Whatsit book club

When I was a kid, I got the greatest pleasure from doing what other people expected of me. Still, there were glitches. My friend L—‘s dad taught our Deacon’s Quorum class in church (Sunday School for 12 and 13-year-old boys) a few times and seemed to be annoyed with me when I didn’t like his […]