The american social psychologist jonathan haidt recently reported a study by bill von hippel and david buss of the political leanings of american social psychologists members of their professional society were asked to describe their stance on a scale from extremely liberal to conservative eighty-nine. Do liberals or conservatives have more agreement in their political attitudes recent research indicates that conservatives may have more like-minded social groups than do liberals, but whether conservatives have more consensus on a broad, national level remains an open question using two nationally. The closing of the liberal mind how groupthink and intolerance define the left by kim r holmes a former us assistant secretary of state and currently a distinguished fellow at the heritage foundation, kim r holmes surveys the state of liberalism in america today and finds that it is becoming its. According to recent studies, the majority of british and american academics are to be found on the left wing of the political landscape it is estimated that up to 80 % of professional academics are left-liberals, leading to warnings of the dangers of groupthink in universities the current anti-brexit, pity party. By and large conservatives are still willing to engage in rational and thoughtful debate, whereas most liberals are not for example- liberals resort to name calling (racist, sexist, xenophobe, etc) rather than debate the issues check out this. If it's happening in politics, economics, world affairs, contemporary culture, or the realm of ideas and values, chances are you will find a fresh, thoughtful post about it on our '76 blog contributors come from all walks of life and all over the map.
If you google liberal means open-minded, you get more than 5000 hits googling conservative means open-minded yields exactly one paradoxically, anyone who spends any time at a college or university will see that that this definition often gets lost in groupthink again, to quote a commenter on that. The paperback of the the closing of the liberal mind: how groupthink and intolerance define the left by kim r holmes at barnes & noble free shipping. Tim ferriss (podcast host and author) joins dave rubin to discuss his background and the political groupthink in silicon valley subscribe to the rubin re.
Had hirschman ended his book there, he would have won universal applause from his liberal allies for exposing conservative groupthink fortunately, he had a “propensity for self-subversion” he explained: “skepticism toward other people's claims is, of course, not a particularly noteworthy characteristic. Strong left-liberal skew in british academia, which has risen since 1960s left- liberals make up around 75% of academics conservatives only 12% 90% of british universities censored free speech on campus last year iq not the explanation, with top 5% of iq roughly split between left and right excessive.
College administrators need to step back in time and re-embrace the idea that from different ideas becomes one path on which to move forward not one left, or right, path but a path paved with the stones of many ideas. Whereas some may disagree with the liberal progressive label i have placed on it — these people are wrong, thank you — few can argue with its effects with our universities now hotbeds of intolerance and groupthink, where are our intelligence services headed to ask the question is to answer it.
Once again, hollywood showcased its complete lack of diversity in thought at the oscars of course, it's a free country, and hollywood is fine to keep its liberal streak going just as conservatives can continue to decide whether they want to support new movies but it does suggest that there might be a lot. Most fields of the humanities and social sciences, no predominantly classical- liberal institution has a significant professional standing academic groupthink although academia differs from the settings explored by groupthink theorists, it exhibits many of the same tendencies and failings irving janis provides a summary.
And in its wake was little more than brooding, self-affirmative groupthink about a flawed, bigoted america resistant to progress and pluralism it was against this backdrop that saturday night live, long a bastion of urban progressivism and fresh off months of mercilessly mocking of trump and his team, aired. Surveys consistently show that there are about twice as many self-identified conservatives as self-identified liberals that might mean that the republican party is pulled more towards the groupthink of conservatives than the democratic party is towards the groupthink of liberals: mabtswnh2kqp0bmq4g9tqa. Social media, especially twitter, can amplify the groupthink further it can be an echo chamber i recently reread james surowiecki's book “the wisdom of crowds” which, despite its name, spends as much time contemplating the shortcomings of such wisdom as it does celebrating its successes surowiecki. Professors with opposing views not popular at our colleges.
To understand mobs is to understand liberals in her most provocative book to date, ann coulter argues that liberals exhibit all the psychological characteristics of a mob, for instance: liberal groupthink: “the same mob mentality that leads otherwise law-abiding people to hurl rocks at cops also leads otherwise intelligent. When you are liberal, and everyone else around you is as well, it is easy to fall into groupthink on what stories are important, what sources are legitimate and what the narrative of the day will be this may seem like an unusual admission from someone who once ran npr, but it is borne of recent experience. 'there was a witch-hunt': silicon valley conservatives decry google groupthink after a google employee was fired for penning a controversial 'anti-diversity' manifesto, conservatives say it proves silicon valley is a liberal echo chamber google employee fired over diversity row considers legal action. In a tuesday appearance on fox news channel's tucker carlson tonight, the progressive journalist and co-founder of the intercept glenn greenwald spoke with carlson about the media's fixation with the russia story and how they got so many things wrong and in the process, greenwald called out the.