Society

Are You an Authoritarian? (Part II)

‘Right-wing authoritarians want society and social interactions structured in ways that increase uniformity and minimize diversity. In order to achieve that, they tend to be in favour of social control, coercion, and the use of group authority to place constraints on the behaviours of people such as political dissidents and ethnic minorities. These constraints might include restrictions on immigration, limits on free speech and association and laws regulating moral behaviour…’ (Summary attached to results of RWA Scale, 2020) In 1981, Canadian-US psychologist Bob Altemeyer published a questionnaire which was designed to indicate to what degree a respondent was a right-wing…

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