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Why Leftism Is Inherently Divisive and the Founders Were Right

“Diversity by its very nature is divisive.”   “When you celebrate diversity and point it out you split people.” “But if you drown it out in a sea of commonality then it’s not a problem. So anything you can do to emphasize how similar we all are, how much we have in common, is good.” (1)(2) … Continue reading


Continuing a train of thought I started in this post, in which I ruminate on the following Tweet from Dr. Haidt…   Why Americans should stop using “liberal” to refer to the left: Dan Klein on the origins and meaning of the word: http://t.co/p5mNRrFD3g — Jonathan Haidt (@JonHaidt) July 30, 2015 …I have some rhetorical … Continue reading

I Support Viewpoint Diversity


A politically diverse group of social scientists, natural scientists, humanists, and other scholars who want to improve our academic disciplines and universities. We share a concern about a growing problem: the loss or lack of “viewpoint diversity.” When nearly everyone in a field shares the same political orientation, certain ideas become orthodoxy, dissent is discouraged, and errors can go unchallenged.

An Interpretation of Jonathan Haidt’s Moral Foundations Theory

This sidebar lists a series of posts which together make up an essay relating Moral Foundations Theory to today's politics, and even a little history, as viewed through The Independent Whig's six-foundation moral lens.


Venn Diagram of Liberal and Conservative Traits and Moral Foundations and