A re-blogging of an interview of March Hetherington by Exra Klein on Vox.com. They discuss Hetherington and Weiler’s theory that the political divide between Repubes and Dems is based on how each side views the world. The Repubes view the world as fundamentally dangerous, the Dems as safer. I add that makes Repubes risk averse and Dems risk tolerant. Let me know what you think in the comments.
I’ve been home sick with a nasty cold or flu thing that has been going around. It’s that cold-flu that leaves you anxious… or maybe
We are a country divided and the distinctions are becoming more distinct. Evolutionary psychology says we treat each other like foreigners with fear, suspicion, and disgust.
Bickering Dems to the left of us! Bickering progressives to the right of us! Bickering leftists all around us! So, let’s focus that bickering on the GOP and the 2018 elections instead, hunh?