Aug 092012

John Dean referenced Bob Altemeyer’s work extensively in his 2006 book, “Conservatives without Conscience.”

A 27-page condensed and abstracted version is available on this site at: 

To read the complete 254-page original, your link is

Also, I have found an audio CD, read by the author at:

Altemeyer explains: “This book is about what’s happened to the American government lately. It’s about the disastrous decisions that government has made. It’s about the corruption that rotted the Congress. It’s about how traditional conservatism has nearly been destroyed by authoritarianism. It’s about how the “Religious Right” teamed up with amoral authoritarian leaders to push its un-democratic agenda onto the country. It’s about the United States standing at the crossroads as the next federal election approaches.”

“The feedback I’ve gotten from those who have read The Authoritarians enables me to give you the major reason why you might want to do so too.   “It ties things together for me,” people have said, “You can see how so many things all fit together.” “It explains the things about conservatives that didn’t make any sense to me,” others have commented. And the one that always brings a smile to my face, “Now at last I understand my brother-in-law” (or grandmother, uncle, woman in my car pool, Congressman, etc.)”

Ever since John W. Dean published his Conservatives Without Conscience in 2006, much interest has been vested in the research of Dr. Bob Altemeyer that was so prominently featured in the book. In CWC, Dean set out to learn why modern conservatives seemed to think and behave in ways diametrically opposite the righteous and moral values they so publicly espoused. What he discovered was an existing body of scientific research tracing back to the cinders of the Holocaust. This research focused on the Authoritarian Personality, which social scientists believe was the enabling element within German society that was so deftly exploited by Adolph Hitler and the Third Reich.  Bob Altemeyer’s research on the Authoritarian Personality, summarized in this book, won the American Association for the Advancement of Science’s Prize for Behavioral Science Research.

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Oct 282011

By David Satterlee

Published in the Dayton Review, September 28, 2011 – Front page, above the fold, with picture

Community news

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Oct 282011

By David Satterlee

Published in the Dayton Review, September 28, 2011 – Front page, above the fold, with pictures

[Larry and Jerry Sharer in picture at right]

The weather was dreary but the spirits were high. “This was what they wanted to do and where they wanted to be. They seemed completely at ease. They were comfortable with the weather. They were comfortable with each other and their mounts. They were comfortable with the mud and manure.”

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Oct 282011

By David Satterlee

Published in the Dayton Review on October 19, 2011 – Front page, above the fold

It was a privilege to be “embedded” with the emergency first responders in this drill. Special thanks to the K-9 dog team who agreed to let me accompany them.

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Nov 262009

Mark Albion is a social entrepreneur. He has cofounded six start-ups, including Net Impact (formerly called Students for Responsible Business), is the creator of the Making a Life Worldwide newsletter, and wrote the New York Times bestseller Making a Life, Making a Living. In his former life, Albion taught marketing at Harvard Business School and consulted to Coca-Cola, Proctor & Gamble, and other major corporations.

Source: Amazon Author Page

As I’ve pursued a career these last 30 years, the essential question for me has been: "How can I be a Marxist and still own a Jacuzzi?" My dream has been that I and the next generation of business leaders ‘ the generation our planet has been waiting for ‘ would find a way to have a significant impact on making the world a better place for all.

You see, I never really lost the ideals of the ’60s. I just wanted material comforts, too. While I detested Western capitalism ‘ witnessed by my 15-month backpack around the world after college ‘ I returned to the West Point of Capitalism and even became a marketing professor there.

I spent nearly 20 years at Harvard Business School. A seven-time social entrepreneur, I left Harvard to develop a community of service-minded MBAs, co-founding Net Impact in 1993. I’ve made 600+ visits to speak at business schools on five continents, for which Business Week magazine dubbed me ‘ seriously ‘ — ‘the savior of B-school souls." I’ve written seven books, most recently More Than Money: Questions Every MBA Needs to Answer, with the animated movie, "The Good Life Parable: An MBA Meets a Fisherman.

I have two daughters, Amanda (1987) and Nicolette (1991), with my wife, since 1981, Joy. They are happy when I’m happy ("What does Daddy do?"… "I think he types."). I’ve had some business successes, some failures; we bought a big house, almost lost the big house, but somehow I just kept climbing that ladder of success, wrong by wrong.

In ’97 I began the book I first tried to write while backpacking around the world, "Making a Life, Making a Living’," which became a New York Times Business Best Seller in January 2000. The morning I learned of the honor, I told my wife, who responded as any good wife would, "Congratulations, honey. Can you pick Amanda up after ballet today?" Or as Amanda said to me at a 2006 family dinner, "If you won the Nobel prize, daddy, I wouldn’t love you any more than I already do."

My Favorite "Accomplishments":
    1. Skied from base camp at Mount Everest.
    2. Snuck into Pele’s beach house when he wasn’t there.
    3. Viewed the Full Moon inside the Taj Mahal at night.
    4. Rode a horse across Afghanistan.
    5. Met Jacqueline Kennedy while wearing only a Speedo bathing suit.
    6. Dove eye to eye alone with a humpback whale at 120 feet.
    7. Hugged by Mother Teresa and Ronald Reagan’not at the same time.

Today, the answer to my 30 year-old question is clear: "We are all angels with one wing, able to fly only when we embrace each other." How do I hope to be remembered? I hope as, "He loved." And my generation remembered? As one that was a leaver not a taker, citizens more than consumers.