by Rana Asfour
If you’ve asked yourself a million times over why people vote the way they do with what appears to be little disregard for obvious facts or basic moral values, then "Why Do They Vote That Way?" by Jonathan Haidt is one book you’ll want to pick up.
To understand what drives the rift that divides the populace between liberal & conservative the world over, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has spent 25 years examining the moral foundations that undergird & inform two differing world views: the political left & right who each place different values of importance on order, care, fairness, loyalty, authority & liberty. And how these ingrained moral systems (& their ranking) have deeply estranged conservatives & liberals from one another.
This 53-page Vintage Short Penguin Random House is a standalone published excerpt from the author’s 2013 book ‘The Righteous Mind: why good people are divided by politics and religion’ (530 pages) in which he writes about how he developed ‘The Moral Foundations Theory’ to explain “why people in different societies & different social classes often disagree about what is right and wrong” in a bid to understanding “the miracle of human cooperation.”
Available ONLY as an ebook. I purchased my copy from Books-A-Million