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Going to extremes : how like minds unite and divide

Author: Cass R Sunstein
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
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Why do people become extremists? What makes people become so dismissive of opposing views? Why is political and cultural polarization so pervasive in America? Why do groups of teenagers, investors, and corporations take unnecessary risks? What leads groups to engage in such destructive acts as terrorism and ethic cleansing?. In Going to Extremes, renowned legal scholar and best-selling author Cass Sunstein offers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sunstein, Cass R.
Going to extremes.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008043339
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Cass R Sunstein
ISBN: 9780195378016 0195378016 9780199703210 0199703213 1282053914 9781282053915
OCLC Number: 654777394
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (199 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Polarization --
Extremism: Why and when --
Movements --
Preventing extremism --
Good extremism --
Appendix: Findings of group polarization.
Responsibility: Cass R. Sunstein.

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Why do people become extremists? What makes people become so dismissive of opposing views? Why is political and cultural polarization so pervasive in America? Why do groups of teenagers, investors, and corporations take unnecessary risks? What leads groups to engage in such destructive acts as terrorism and ethic cleansing?. In Going to Extremes, renowned legal scholar and best-selling author Cass Sunstein offers startling insights into why and when people gravitate toward extremism.
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Timely and absorbing book. Boyd Tonkin, The Observer

 
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