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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Brexit 
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How do people come to adopt, in such large numbers and so rapidly, extreme political views that seem to coincide with fear of minorities and with the desire for a strongman leader?

To answer that question, theorists study what they call authoritarianism: not the dictators themselves, but rather the psychological profile of people who, under the right conditions, will desire certain kinds of extreme policies and will seek strongman leaders to implement them.

According to one theory, there is a certain subset of people who hold latent authoritarian tendencies. These tendencies can be triggered or "activated" by the perception of physical threats or by destabilizing social change, leading those individuals to desire policies and leaders that we might more colloquially call "authoritarian."

It is as if, the NYU professor Jonathan Haidt has written, a button is pushed that says, "In case of moral threat, lock down the borders, kick out those who are different, and punish those who are morally deviant."

Authoritarians prioritize social order and hierarchies, which bring a sense of control to a chaotic world. Challenges to that order — diversity, influx of outsiders, breakdown of the prescribed roles in that old order — are experienced as personally threatening because they risk upending the status quo order they equate with basic security.

When they face physical threats or threats to the status quo, authoritarians support policies that seem to offer protection against those fears. They favor forceful, decisive action against things they perceive as threats. And they flock to political leaders who they believe will bring this action.

The political phenomenon we identify as right-wing populism seems to line up, with almost astonishing precision, with the research on how authoritarianism is both caused and expressed.
A niche group of political scientists may have uncovered what's driving Donald Trump's ascent. What they found has implications that go well beyond 2016.
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dumb question, how do I make $app available in my controller in L5? as in $env = $app->environment()
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Every word of James O Brien's rant about Britain's political climate and Jo Cox is worth listening to
Following the killing of Labour MP Jo Cox on Thursday afternoon, people from all across the country have been trying to make sense of what happened.
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The larger maniraptorans have really sparse feathering.
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Pachyrhinosaurus canadiensis is my favorite along with Triceratops horridus. 
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I apply it strictly.
And f**k the conflicts!
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+Shannon Ware ...or go to stackoverflow ;)
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