saskwatch: If I was being funny, I'd say there are jokes. There are no jokes, but reality is absurd.
saskwatch: "nature is not understandable in terms of ordinary physical concepts and is, therefore, absurd" ... perhaps this is the result because the scientific enquiries made are absurd? monkey brains? really?
How authoritarian is the GOP compared with other major parties in OECD societies? Very. The GOP position towards ethnic minority rights & liberal democracy is close to Polish PiS and Turkish AKP, although a few others like Greece's XA are more extreme.
saskwatch: pretty graph :-) Party Politics Measuring Populism Worldwide pdf from globalpartysurvey.org