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Measles for the One Percent
"Vaccines, Waldorf schools, and the problem with liberal Luddites."
health  class  education  liberal 
may 2019 by tsuomela
How is science like the military? They are politically extreme yet vital to the nation - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science
Very interesting point that the liberalism of the professoriate is in the same cultural context as the conservatism of the military. Does anyone call for greater viewpoint diversity in the military?
academic  discipline  political-science  culture  military  liberal  conservative  diversity  ideology  political-correctness 
january 2018 by tsuomela
Yale University Changes Calhoun College Name Post-Trump - The Atlantic
"According to some observers, the university announced it would update the name of Calhoun College to appease its liberal community members and distance itself from the president."
school(Yale)  politics  liberal  symbols  racism  history  civil-war 
february 2017 by tsuomela
Stop Me If You've Heard This One Before | Sam Kriss
"Liberal nostalgia cozies up to power in the form of a zombified Ronald Reagan"
politics  liberal  outrage  anger  entertainment  celebrity  1980s  2016 
november 2016 by tsuomela
The week democracy died: How Brexit, Nice, Turkey, and Trump are all connected.
"Dark days this summer showed how government by the people—beset by illiberal populists on one side and undemocratic elites on the other—is poised for extinction."
democracy  liberal  liberalism  2016  crisis  immigration  nationalism  politics  western  europe  american  campaign 
august 2016 by tsuomela
How Donald Trump Could Beat Hillary Clinton | The Nation
"In the general election, he could win by running to her left—and her right."
politics  campaign  2016  prediction  election  trade  liberal 
march 2016 by tsuomela
Science Magazine: Sign In
"Research suggesting that political conservatives are happier than political liberals has relied exclusively on self-report measures of subjective well-being. We show that this finding is fully mediated by conservatives’ self-enhancing style of self-report (study 1; N = 1433) and then describe three studies drawing from “big data” sources to assess liberal-conservative differences in happiness-related behavior (studies 2 to 4; N = 4936). Relative to conservatives, liberals more frequently used positive emotional language in their speech and smiled more intensely and genuinely in photographs. Our results were consistent across large samples of online survey takers, U.S. politicians, Twitter users, and LinkedIn users. Our findings illustrate the nuanced relationship between political ideology, self-enhancement, and happiness and illuminate the contradictory ways that happiness differences can manifest across behavior and self-reports."
political-science  psychology  ideology  conservative  liberal  happiness 
july 2015 by tsuomela
What’s the liberal equivalent of climate denial? - Vox
"So here's one way to potentially unite Krugman, Chait and Kahan: Republicans and Democrats are similarly prone to partisan self-deception on the individual level, but the weakness of the Republican Party establishment has left the Democratic Party more capable of checking its worst impulses on the national level."
politics  motivated-cognition  reasoning  liberal  conservative  bias  partisanship  political-science  fringes 
april 2014 by tsuomela
Liberalism’s Greatest Critic | The American Conservative
"For the Republic: Political Essays, George Scialabba, Pressed Wafer Press, 253 pages"
book  review  politics  liberal  conservative 
october 2013 by tsuomela
Liberal Education and America's Promise
"Liberal Education and America’s Promise (LEAP) is a national advocacy, campus action, and research initiative that champions the importance of a twenty-first century liberal education—for individuals and for a nation dependent on economic creativity and democratic vitality. LEAP responds to the changing demands of the twenty-first century—demands for more college-educated workers and more engaged and informed citizens.  Today, and in the years to come, college graduates need higher levels of learning and knowledge as well as strong intellectual and practical skills to navigate this more demanding environment successfully and responsibly. Launched in 2005, LEAP challenges the traditional practice of providing liberal education to some students and narrow training to others.  Through LEAP, hundreds of campuses and several state systems are making far-reaching educational changes to help all their students—whatever their chosen major field of study—achieve a set of Essential Learning Outcomes fostered through a liberal education."
education  pedagogy  liberal  academic  academia 
september 2013 by tsuomela
Data Comes to the Culture Wars
"Neil Gross’s Why Are Professors Liberal and Why Do Conservatives Care? enters the ongoing debate about the position and role of the academy in American life at a high-stakes moment. Critics and defenders disagree over how much, and at what cost, higher education is implicated in our fractious political culture. They wrangle over the university’s place in an increasingly privatized public sphere. Should it be a haven from or responsive to market imperatives? The hand-wringing and finger-wagging intensifies nowadays every time committees are hastily called to assess the mysterious causes of dwindling enrollments in the humanities, or departmental chairs receive “advice” from administrators to be open to educational “innovations” like replacing faculty with online courses."
book  review  academia  politics  political-correctness  culture-war  faculty  liberal 
april 2013 by tsuomela
Dissent Magazine - Online Features - Has the Left Won? An Exchange Between Tim Barker and James Livingston -
"The following is an exchange between Tim Barker, assistant editor at Dissent, and James Livingston, professor of history at Rutgers University and author, most recently, of Against Thrift: Why Consumer Culture is Good for the Economy, the Environment, and Your Soul. In this exchange, Barker and Livingston argue about the thesis of that book as well as a number of recent essays by Livingston on socialism and socialists."
politics  socialism  capitalism  leftism  liberal  progressive 
october 2012 by tsuomela
Moral rethink | Prospect Magazine
"But this does not mean that it is wrong to push the question even further, asking how we can be encouraged to care more about the well-being and suffering of those who happened not to be born within the same borders as us. Haidt thinks liberals ignore concepts like authority and the sacred. But really, liberalism’s power consists in challenging the moral relevance of such concepts. Since liberals dispute that authority really is of fundamental moral importance, it is circular reasoning to argue that this is a form of “moral blindness.”"
book  review  morality  politics  liberal  conservative  moral-language  cognition  emotion  ethics  liberalism 
may 2012 by tsuomela
Last hope for the left | Prospect Magazine
"So, is the future post-liberal? The WEIRD liberalism of the baby boomer generation was perhaps condemned to a dogmatic universalism as a result of emerging in the shadow of two world wars, the Holocaust and the anti-colonial and civil rights struggles. There was a lot to react against and it is perhaps understandable that in eagerly embracing the moral equality of all humans, some boomers slipped into a carelessness towards national borders and identities and a rigidity towards many forms of equality. The next generation of politics need not make the same mistake."
book  review  morality  politics  liberal  conservative  moral-language  cognition  emotion 
may 2012 by tsuomela
Daily Kos: Open Letter to that 53% Guy
"Do you really want the bar set this high?  Do you really want to live in a society where just getting by requires a person to hold down two jobs and work 60 to 70 hours a week?  Is that your idea of the American Dream?"
wall-street  protests  activism  liberal  american-dream 
october 2011 by tsuomela
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