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This booklet had its origins in conversations held at numerous conferences of the foreign Society of Political Psychology. The editors and conĀ­ tributors are thankful for the discussion board that has given us the chance to debate those issues during the last 10 years. we're such a lot thankful to our members either for his or her chapters and for the highbrow stimulation they've got given us. Jos Meloen specifically has been unfastened along with his time, suggestion, and exuberance. even supposing he declined to give a contribution a bankruptcy, Bob Altemeyer has been a resource of encouragement and a prepared adviser on any query we've got requested. the workers of Springer-Verlag has been so much sufferer in adapting to our time table. we're indebted to the secretarial employees on the collage of Maine, and particularly to Kathy McAuliffe, who has installed many additional hours above and past the decision of accountability. eventually, we commit this ebook to our departed buddy and colleague, Silvan Tomkins, with whom we conversed at size approximately those and different themes, and from whom we bought notion and diversion. William F. Stone Gerda Lederer Richard Christie v Contents Preface. . . .. . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . v participants. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ix . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . half I evaluate 1 advent: power and weak spot ........................ three WILLIAM F. STONE, GERDA LEDERER, and RICHARD CHRISTIE 2 The Authoritarian personality from Berlin to Berkeley and past: The Odyssey of an issue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 22 . . . . . .

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