Full disclosure: Adam Lee is a longtime online friend and one of my favorite bloggers. We have read and critiqued each other’s writings for years. This review emerged from one of those exchanges. I have never read Ayn Rand’s famous novel, Atlas Shrugged. What I know of it I learned through reading several installments of Read More …
The Great Disappointment
I’ve written much about the cultishness of president Trump’s followers, and I’m not alone in seeing them that way, but the election of 2020 will bring a new wrinkle to this story – new, at least, for Trumpists. For certain other cultists, however, it’s an old story. On October 22, 1844, thousands of American Christians, Read More …
Donald Trump, Covid-19, and the Narcissist’s Lust for Sacrifice
The conventional wisdom is that Trump cares only about pumping up the stock market as his path to re-election. That may be true, but I suspect something else is going on here. Trump craves the fawning admiration of his followers, but he would love it even more if they were risking their lives to show it.
What I Learned from Jonestown, and What Our Nation Has Yet to Learn
I learned two lessons from Jonestown. One appears in chapter 9 of my book. The other was more personal and painful, and America may now be in the process of learning it 40 years too late.
The Cultishness of Trump’s Following
This post spontaneously poured out of me on the day before the election of 2016. Read it at the Huffington Post. Share this:
It’s Not That Trump Is an Alpha Male…
…It’s That He’s So Little Else It takes more than narcissism and charisma to make a president. Read this on the Huffington Post. Share this:
Trump’s Narcissism Is a Feature, Not a Bug
Does evolution have anything to say about the allure of Donald Trump? I think so. Read this piece at the Huffington Post. View Post Share this: