Daddy’s Going to Make It Great Again: The Psychology Behind the Rise of the Right’s Strongman

Jonathan Riley
Oct 25, 2019 · 8 min read

Anyone who’s not been living under a rock for the past decade knows that something strange is in the political air. With Trump’s exploits, Boris Johnson’s Brexit fiasco, Bolsanaro’s vulgarity, Netanyahu’s warmongering, and Putin’s chicanery, the phenomenon known as the “Rise of the Right” seems to be intimately tied to the rise of…