The list author says: "Since the 1960's, the United States has witnessed a deepening intellectual gulf between different worldviews and different sources of authority and expertise across a wide range of topics in science, hitory, popular philosophizing, and law, and seemingly driven by politics. Some recent accounts suggest this may also be driven in part by temperament differences as well."
"A partisan but well delivered account of various findings relevant to psychological theoryies of political thinking. Also delves historically into the right shift of the Republican Party in the US which Mooney says has caused many to veer away from reality in their thinking."
"Haidt is somewhat unique among academics in his field in his willingness to try to understand the strengths and weaknesses of charactristic thinking across the political spectrum, and to look for a comprhensive way to think about political psychology. He is also somewhat unque in offering a multilevel selectionist biological account for some of the findings."
"Persuasive argument that parties, office-holders, and activists are the ones who are at war; while the rest of us are forced to choose between their extremes. I think he accurately shows that the poarization was driven by the political class, but I suspect it is now well expressed in the political base as well."
"A now classic account of the 20th century widening political and cultural gap in the US. Defines the sides exceptionally well in terms of fundamentally different kinds of moral understanding, and a battle to define symbols of America in different terms."
"Sowell and Hunter make very similar and very complementary arguments. Except that Sowell focuses mostly on the differences in political worldviews, while Hunter insists these are moral understandings"
"Johnson provides a valuable example of the conservative antiintellectual perspective on history. That is, criticizing the perceived liberal tendency toward elevating ideas over people and attacking the character of thinkers as inseparable from their ideas."