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Respect and the authoritarian personality

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Aretha Franklin demanded it, R-E-S-P-E-C-T, because to get it confers authority on the person who is respected. Singing from the perspective of the blues, that is, of the oppressed, to get authority and therefore respect is a good thing. But what happens when established authorities themselves harp on demands for respect? Or when the supporters […]

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