Saturday, February 3, 2018

my latest and do the right thing...

Here I revisit The Authoritarian Personality in light of Donald Trump's zaniness and, well, authoritarianism.  To read, you need a subscription to Dissent, so come on and do the right thing -- subscribe to this great magazine.

Here's the link: the trumpian personality.

Friday, February 2, 2018

my latest on the perpetual dumbing down...

are conservative intellectuals killing themselves?  My answer: when the thinking stops

Friday, December 15, 2017

trump in my backyard

Here's my most recent piece on Donald Trump and the state of higher education: The University in Trumpland

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

on the joy reid show, last weekend

Here's a link to a conversation I had with Joy Reid on MSNBC last weekend.  It comes about 57 minutes in: Mattson on Joy Reid Show

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

My latest -- baboom!

More thinking about the 1980s and contemporary politics: Trump and Nukes