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5.0 out of 5 stars A very enlightening read, December 20, 2007
This review is from: Liberal Hearts and Conservative Brains: The Correlation between Age and Political Philosophy (Paperback)
This insightful and original book examines a quality that most people take for granted, namely that young people are liberal and old people are conservative. In order to examine this phenomenon the author, a mathematician, dissects the process and the definitions from their origins to the present. He begins with a discussion in which he identifies 24 issues that separate the two groups(abortion and gun control for example). Next he examines the way people see the government's role in our lives and America's role in the world and how that affects whether we are Absolutist or Relativist and so on. He proceeds to divide the 24 core issues among these other variables.

But far from being a careful examination of the issues and political philosophy the author also presents a running autobiography of his own migration from the left to the right. In addition he makes important observations such as the "America that offered the Jews such great comfort was dominated, for most of that existence, by the WASP culture, that we are so anxious to denigrate" thus poking an accusatory finger at those who would tare down American Anglo-Christian culture and replace it with Islam or radical secularism.

Next the book examines the history of the Liberal-Conservative battle for America. This analysis is interesting and well written. The last section of the book examines the correlation between the issues and age groups and examines the migration of people from being young bleeding hearts to old conservatives. There is also a short discussion of those outliers, such as Noam Chomsky and other campus leftists or young Republicans, who do not fit the model.

A very interesting discussion that will leave many with a renewed faith in America a greater understanding of American history and a greater understanding of themselves and their political outlook on life.

Seth J. Frantzman
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