What the Right gets right: What insights, principles, and analyses does this movement have to offer that liberals and Democrats might want to take into account? (and more: What does the Left get right?) Liberty, Equality, Hostility: The inability of conservatives and liberals to get along may be traced back to the French Revolution. Jonathan Haidt decodes the tribal psychology of politics: "Liberals need to be shaken [and they] misunderstand conservatives far more than the other way around". Conservatives are from Mars, liberals are from Venus: Thomas Edsall on how research in political psychology explains the fierce clashes between Republican and Democrats in our polarized system. Conservatism is linked to low intelligence; but the real idiots are the progressives letting it win. The biology of politics: Liberals roll with the good, conservatives confront the bad. Nature, nurture and liberal values: Biology determines our behaviour more than it suits many to acknowledge, but people — and politics and morality — cannot be described just by neural impulses. Do people become more conservative as they age?

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