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An America drowning in red ink is the land of the free no more
Topic - David Hume
One day not long ago — Jan. 1, 2012, to be exact — Martin Manley set a New Year's resolution unlike any other: "To explore the idea of committing suicide sooner rather than later."
Michael Lesley crisscrossed Harvard Yard, looking up from his copy of David Hume's "The Natural History of Religion" only to avoid the tourists that shuffled through the snow-covered quadrangle.
In 2004, Jonathan Haidt had an experience that changed his intellectual life. The influential moral and social psychologist — at the time an atheist and a liberal — was at the Strand, a used-book shop in New York, when the brown spine of a book called "Conservatism" caught his eye.
I have never said this about any of the 100 or so books I have reviewed until now: Go out and buy this book immediately. If you have any interest in where this nation has been or where it is headed, this tiny pamphlet is the most clearly written, thoughtful and ultimately hopeful exposition about the American paradox about equality and race that you can find.
Presidential candidates, put away your laundry lists. That's the advice of political psychologist Drew Westen, who urges politicians to focus less on appealing to the head and more on targeting the heart.