Book: The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Authoritarianism: Puritanism, Democracy, and Society

On "Puritanism's links to political and social authoritarianism": Milan Zafirovski (University of North Texas), "The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Authoritarianism: Puritanism, Democracy, and Society" (Springer, 2007).

Quote: "Perhaps no conventional wisdom is more common and enduring in Western societies, especially America, than that of Protestant Puritanism as the source of modern liberty and democracy. ... The book exposes 'Puritanism and liberty' as a cherished myth or 'sweet lie' ... If Puritanism is as American as the apple pie, then it is the 'apple pie' of authoritarianism and theocracy rather than of liberty and democracy."
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