John R. HibbingAug 20, 2020
The Securitarian Personality
What Really Motivates Trump’s Base and Why It Matters for the Post-Trump Era
Oxford University Press 2000
What are the policy implications due to a fundamental distrust and dislike of “outsiders”?
Today I talked to political scientist John R. Hibbing about his new book The Securitarian Personality: What Really Motivates Trump’s Base and Why It Matters for the Post-Trump Era (Oxford UP, 2020)
Hibbing teaches political science at the University of Nebraska and has been both a NATO fellow in Science and a Guggenheim Fellow. Media appearances have included Star Talk, The Hidden Brain, and The Daily Show.
Topics covered in this episode include:
• What are the biggest misconceptions, among the media and others, about Trump’s staunchest supporters?
• In what ways are Trump’s fans different from the Republican party’s traditional base?
• In a battle over the soul of whether America might be a democracy or an oligarchy in the future, where do securitarians land and what are the implications for the country?
Dan Hill, PhD, is the author of eight books and leads Sensory Logic, Inc. (https://www.sensorylogic.com). To check out his “Faces of the Week” blog, visit https://emotionswizard.com.