Sunday, February 14, 2010

Is There a Physiology of Politics?

Reading Kristoff's blog, I was struck by how common it is for people to dismiss culture. Regardless of ingrained and hard-wired proclivities, Americans needs to look outside their own sphere, specifically Europe, to see how things could be different. The right-wing extremism of Americans, albeit related to inherited characteristics, has a particular flavor, driven by policies and media, and an outgrowth of our peculiar history. The specific attitudes are not hard-wired.
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What the Rich Won’t Tell You - The New York Times

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