Head and Heart: Are Conservatives More Moral?

Romantic Heretic10/15/2012 7:05:35 am PDT

First of all, define morality. Only then can it be determined who is more ‘moral’. The authour of the book reviewed in the article defined it in his way and it struck me as trying to apply scientific categories to a field where such a mode of thinking is both limiting and harmful.

I just re-read the article, and Christ, talk about confirmation bias. The book authour’s statement: “Conservatives understand moral psychology, Democrats don’t” is a pile of stinking horseshit that as John Galbraith notes is, “Conservatives looking for a high moral reason for being selfish.”

Bite me, Jonathan Haidt.