Why Is It So Hard For Us To Get Along?

The Righteous Mind


Americans have always be divided by race and background, but today we’re just as likely to be divided by our politics. Evolution, according to social psychologist Jonathan Haidt, has wired us to divide ourselves into hostile groups—and to be less inclined to want to work through our disagreements with others. Haidt, winner of the Third Annual Zócalo Book Prize, visits Zócalo to talk about whether Americans can learn to reconcile politics and reason. Below is an excerpt from his book, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided By Politics …

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