Quotes about Authoritarianism

Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality. Theodor Adorno

Every time a newspaper dies, even a bad one, the country moves a little closer to authoritarianism. Richard Kluger

Censorship reflects society’s lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime. Potter Stewart

Asia’s governments come in two broad varieties: young, fragile democracies – and older, fragile authoritarian regimes. Paul Samuelson

Authoritarian political ideologies have a vested interest in promoting fear, a sense of the imminence of takeover by aliens – and real diseases are useful material. Susan Sontag

Authoritarian methods do not produce independence: they reinforce dependence. Elaine Heffner