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Topic - Jonathan Haidt
The ascent of the "Atlas Shrugged"-loving Paul Ryan to the Republican ticket is another indication that the libertarian movement may be in the midst of its political moment. But what exactly do libertarians believe?
What is the secret to lifelong marital bliss? This question lies at the center of "Hope Springs." The new film stars Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones as Kay and Arnold, a couple that has been married for more than 30 years, and yet are romantically estranged from one another. They sleep in separate beds. They celebrate their anniversaries with purchases of household appliances and cable subscriptions. They haven't intimately touched each other for years.
Survey shocker: Liberal profs admit they'd discriminate against conservatives in hiring, advancement
It's not every day that left-leaning academics admit that they would discriminate against a minority. But that was what they did in a peer-reviewed study of political diversity in the field of social psychology, which will be published in the September edition of the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science.
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.
No one needs, possibly, to establish with scholarly display and panoply that Americans don't like each other very much these days. The trick lies in establishing with some plausibility the reasons they don't like each other very much.
"They are less groupish, less likely to coalesce and subject themselves to party discipline," Mr. Haidt says.
"True love is passionate love that never fades; if you are in true love, you should marry that person; if love ends, you should leave that person because it was not true love; and if you can find the right person, you will have true love forever," he writes.