Red Genes, Blue Genes: Exposing Political Irrationality
Literary Nonfiction. Political Science. Modern science postulates that our political predispositions can be traced to our genes. To some extent, there is such a thing as "red-state" or "blue-state" DNA. Our brains likewise bear the evolutionary imprint of hundreds of thousands of years of political wiring--for biased partisanship. The result is a political landscape characterized by irrationality and hostility. Americans today, like citizens of many other countries, find themselves trapped in hostile "red" vs. "blue" political warfare. While liberals and conservatives fight each other for power and influence, the world's problems go unsolved. Using recent scientific evidence from neuroscience, behavioral genetics, and evolutionary and cognitive psychology, RED GENES, BLUE GENES is the first book to take a comprehensive look at the phenomenon of political irrationality.
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Preface and Acknowledgements
The New Science of Political Irrationality
The Psychology of Political Irrationality
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