Race Is Easy. Ideology Is Hard.

Jonathan Haidt, Winner of the Third Annual Zócalo Book Prize, Explains Why Good People Demonize One Another

The Third Annual Zócalo Public Square Book Prize was made possible by the generous support of Southern California Gas Company.

“It’s a hell of a challenge to create a cohesive community that has ideological diversity,” said Jonathan Haidt, winner of the 2013 Zócalo Book Prize for The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion. “Race is easy. Ideology is hard.” After accepting his award in front of a full house at MOCA Grand Avenue, Haidt, a social psychologist at the New York University Stern School of Business, …

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 …

We Have a Righteous Book Prize Winner

Social Psychologist Jonathan Haidt, Author of The Righteous Mind, Has Won the Third Annual Zócalo Book Prize

For 10 years now, Zócalo Public Square has convened people in public spaces to talk about important issues and ideas. We do so in the belief that examining visceral, even …