The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

Jonathan Haidt | 2012
Posted in: Bridging Divides
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Great descriptions of how humans reason and intuit, how we evolved, how we form into groups, and some of the inherent psychological factors that prevent us from understanding our political and cultural opponents. Haidt uses modern science, but “the take-home message” of the book is ancient. It is the realization that we are all self-righteous hypocrites.” Haidt recommends we view political differences through the lens of yin and yang (complementary) rather than Manichaeism (good versus evil).