My least favorite holiday tradition is being dragged into mindless screaming matches about politics with distant relatives. I know I’m not alone.
Why are these “debates” almost always fruitless? And, more specifically, why are our cousins/uncles/grandparents all-too-willing to demonize people on the other side of the political divide?
World-renowned evolutionary psychologist Jonathan Haidt proffers an explanation in this new, 60-second interview outtake. (Haidt serves an important purpose in Juche Strong — to provide a broader perspective on the inherited cognitive traits that make all humans susceptible to tribalist rhetorical tropes.)