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In an in-depth interview, Professor Jonathan Haidt offers insights on the root of political polarization

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Excerpt from Merion West -- "There is a deep sense that when you put some effort into something, when you’ve cultivated something and put some work into something, that you own it. Property rights have a deep psychological basis. Human beings are clearly territorial creatures: we mark territory, we improve territory, and then we defend it, often violently."

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