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The Guru Papers: Masks of Authoritarian Power
The Guru Papers demonstrates with uncompromising clarity that authoritarian control, which once held societies together, is now at the core of personal, social, and planetary problems, and thus a key factor in social disintegration. It illustrates how authoritarianism is embedded in the way people think, hiding in culture, values, daily life, and in the very morality peopl ...more
ebook, 408 pages
Published June 19th 2012 by Frog Books
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ONe of the best books I've ever read about authoritarianism in all its guises. OK, maybe this is the ONLY book I've ever read that addresses this subject solely. At first it seems to be about New Age gurus that abuse their authority, but actually its subject is all the ways in which people abdicate their own self-trust to authoritarian figures, whether those leaders be ministers of mainstream religions, or teachers, or parents, or husbands. The psychology of authoritarian control is carefully un ...more