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Response to Pat Loyer (Reply #25)

Sun Jan 19, 2020, 12:51 PM

35. Dr. Jerrold Post's new book "Dangerous Charisma" has an interesting way of looking at this.

He argues that the charismatic leader and the (narcissistically-injured) followers need or even "create" each other. Trump needs constant reinforcement for his damaged ego, and his audience needs a reassuring father figure to tell them everything is okay and "I can fix it all." They feed off each other. I've been saying it's like two parasites locked in a kiss.

"Dangerous Charisma" is good but "Dangerous Case" is better IMO. There is an essay by Post in the updated and expanded "Dangerous Case" in which he lays out his analogy.

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