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Unread February 5th, 2011, 05:58 PM
ToddStark ToddStark is offline
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Default Re: Conservative Fear Center? Nope!

I agree, in that I'm not comfortable with the characterization of conservatism as "fear-driven" without a lot of further characterization. We do tend to crystallize beliefs and attitudes into non-random aggregates such as "conservative" and "liberal" perspectives, and I'm sure there is some biology involved, but in our attempt to understand this we seem to completely fail to grasp enough of the process to really understand it. I appreciate that you've added some more useful characterization than just conservatism being some sort of fear-based process, although I think this is a much bigger topic than anyone has really been able to address so far.
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