Why can’t our political leaders work together as threats loom and problems mount? Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding. …read more at Amazon …
I heartily recommend this book to anyone interested in how the mind works or why “those people” just don’t understand what’s completely clear to you. It’s both interesting from a theoretical perspective on how we think, or rather react, regarding moral issues, and as an explanation for our differences.
When it gets to politics, the author presents a very non-partisan view. On religion, he manages to not address individual beliefs, instead concentrating on the moral foundations and mental triggers religion builds on in the human mind.
Fascinating and informative — buy it now. 🙂