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Prof. Jonathan Haidt wins the Zócalo Book Prize for "The Righteous Mind"

Excerpt from Zócalo Public Square -- "In 'The Righteous Mind,' Haidt argues that our morals and beliefs are far less reason-based than many of us would like to think. We often come to a conclusion first and then think up the reasons for it next; as a result, we misjudge people who feel differently. If we can take responsibility for breaking out of our righteous mindsets, we just might be able to understand and get along with one another better."