Prof. Jonathan Haidt on intra-Republican Party divisions
— March 27, 2013
Excerpt from The New York Times -- "In past times of rising crime, a cold war, rising nuclear war fears, and rising Islamic terrorism, there was a lot to hold together the large conservative coalition. Now, with diminished external threats, there is much less 'to galvanize people with a psychologically conservative disposition.' Instead, Haidt argued, the more intensely felt current threats are economic, and it is not immediately clear why shrinking the government is the best way to meet those threats."