I found this book highly readable, entertaining and illuminating. Although Dixon focuses solely on the military in analysing the origins, pathology and disastrous consequences of the Authoritarian Personality, I believe his thesis has a universal application to ANY hierarchical organization, whether it is in education, business, religion, the public service or even supposedly benign not-for-profit groups. I'm sure that anyone who has suffered under dysfunctional, irrational and even destructive "managers", and wondered why, will have many of their questions answered. They will understand what makes a man like The Office's David Brent tick.
The only pity is that the very people who should read this book won't. That would be like a flat-earther or creation fundamentalist picking up a tome entitled "On the Psychology of Scientific Denial".
One can only hope that those charged with selecting and promoting staff in any context will read it, and so be able to identify those with the potential to cause catastrophic harm to their people and organizations. Professionals in child raising and education will find it valuable in understanding how these sad and stunted but dangerous authoritarian types are created and how, I sincerely hope, they can be helped to become less menacing to themselves and those unfortunates unlucky enough to work under them.