HOW AUTHORITARIANISM WORKS Justin Sullivan/Getty Images A 2010 protest against President Obama.   In the early 2000s, as researchers began to make use of the NES data to understand how authoritarianism affected US politics, their work revealed three insights that help explain not just the rise of Trump, but seemingly a half-century of American political dynamics. The … Continue reading HOW AUTHORITARIANISM WORKS


  THE AUTHOR, Matthew MacWilliams is founder of MacWilliams Sanders, a political communications firms, and a Ph.D. candidate in political science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he is writing his dissertation about authoritarianism. Read more: If I asked you what most defines Donald Trump supporters, what would you say? They’re white? They’re poor? … Continue reading TRUMP AND AUTHORITARIANISM