This book analyzes a variety of fascist regimes in order to pull out particular tactics that are frequently employed by them. I discuss in more detail what I think is the psychology behind two tactics from the book: the mythic past and conspiracy theories.
This book carefully lays out an argument that workplaces are authoritarian and that the most vocal proponents of liberty today often are unable to recognize this fact. This book goes into the reason why, and shows that recognizing this fact would dramatically change the politics of libertarians.
I talk about how participation trophies (which discourage people from engaging in self-improvement) crop up in unexpected places.
The author of this book read the writings of a lot of conservative intellectuals and uses that to describe the psychology of a reactionary -- a type of conservative who is largely driven by preservation of hierarchy, even at the expense of tradition. He describes the process that creates reactionary politics, which I summarize with a meme.
Identity politics seems intuitive but has very different meanings depending on the person using it. People exploit intuitive notions of "identity" or the ambiguity of "identity politics" in order to manipulate people. I advise caution both when you see people criticizing "identity politics" AND when you see people defending it.
One should always, in my opinion, be suspicious of incongruent dichotomies. I show how the false dichotomy of logic vs. emotion (thinking vs. feeling) is used to discredit groups of people and justify laziness.
Right wing think tanks promote a lot of intuitive but messed up concepts that get uptake even in the left. I dissect them here and provide alternative ways of thinking about these concepts.