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“Kindly Inquisitors” Offers Common Ground for Liberals and Conservatives, and a Lesson in Tolerance

I highly recommend the book Kindly Inquisitors: The New Attacks on Free Thought, Expanded Edition by Jonathan Rauch. It’s been rereleased in ebook form with a new forward by George Will and a new afterward by the author. It will be available in paperback in the Spring of 2014. In the meantime, the reader might find … Continue reading

Conservatism is not Resistance to Change, it is Respect for Experience.

Conventional wisdom holds that conservatism is about resistance to change, adherence to customs and traditions, preservation of institutions, and defense of the status quo. This is incorrect. Those things are merely the effects of a much deeper cause.  The deeper cause is an inherent respect for experience – the collected wisdom of the ages – … Continue reading

I Support Viewpoint Diversity

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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.

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Venn Diagram of Liberal and Conservative Traits and Moral Foundations and

Venn Diagram of Liberal and Conservative Traits and Moral Foundations