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Enchanted America : how intuition and reason divide our politics

Author: J Eric Oliver; Thomas John Wood
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018.
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America is in civic chaos, its politics rife with conspiracy theories and false information. Nationalism and authoritarianism are on the rise, while scientists, universities, and news organizations are viewed with increasing mistrust. Its citizens reject scientific evidence on climate change and vaccinations while embracing myths of impending apocalypse. And then there is Donald Trump, a presidential candidate who  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: J Eric Oliver; Thomas John Wood
ISBN: 9780226578644 022657864X
OCLC Number: 1053623292
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: you believe in reason, and I believe in the Bible --
If there's no monster in the closet, then why am I afraid? --
Taking measure of our intuitions --
Who is an intuitionist? --
Intuitionists and ideologues --
Truthers and Trumpenvolk --
Feeling white and hating foreigners --
Scary foods and dangerous medicine --
A nation divided by magic (with Calvin Terbeek).
Responsibility: J. Eric Oliver and Thomas J. Wood.
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Oliver and Wood explain American politics by positing an intuitionist/rationalist divide, one that affects how people respond to events, proposals, and candidates-and how the split is reflected in  Read more...


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