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Prof. Jonathan Haidt on the liberal/conservative divide

Excerpt from ABC News -- “There used to be liberal Republicans and conservative Democrats; those are largely gone,” Haidt said. ”So now we’re not like two sports teams competing, we are like something from ‘Lord of the Rings.’ ‘We’ are the perfectly good people and ‘they’ are the forces of darkness. And that’s unfortunate, it’s hard to have a democracy without compromise, and it’s very hard to compromise when the people think the other side is evil.”

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