'The Righteous Mind'

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In an age of political extremism and legislative gridlock, compromise has become increasingly rare. Why are we so frustrated and flummoxed by people whose values and votes differ from our own? According to author Jonathan Haidt, the field of moral psychology can help answer that question.

His new book, "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion," explores the moral roots of political division.


Jonathan Haidt, author and Thomas Cooley professor of ethical leadership at the NYU-Stern School of Business