Friday, November 23, 2012
Krugman on regressive head burying
His article yesterday was touched off by Rubio's response to the age of the earth, but he also got into the conservative aversion as a whole. Therein he mentioned Chris Mooney's recent book, The Republican Brain, "a survey of the now-extensive research linking political views to personality types. As Mr. Mooney showed, modern American conservatism is highly correlated with authoritarian inclinations — and authoritarians are strongly inclined to reject any evidence contradicting their prior beliefs... And, no, it’s not symmetric. Liberals, being human, often give in to wishful thinking — but not in the same systematic, all-encompassing way."