Can Progressives be clever and effective organizers?

Dr. Wolff, I understand that MRI studies of people who self-identify as strongly progressive, or strongly conservative, show that the brains of conservatives differ in that the conservatives have enlarged amygdalas, which accentuates their fight-or-flight response. It seems that the Right has no trouble frightening and then mobilizing their people, and that they are very willing to put their differences aside in pursuit of power; witness Mitt Romney condemning Trump as a fraud and then seeking an audience with King Donald to ask for a job. What is it about the Left and their psychological makeup that seems to makes it harder for them to organize and champion their agenda? I would be interested to hear you speak about this with Harriet Fraad; is there a way the Left can gain an advantage from their mental and emotional tendencies rather than be hobbled by them?

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  • Christopher Kavanaugh
    commented 2017-02-11 16:38:16 -0500
    Hunger and a nightstick on your head do wonders for brain chemistry and getting organised.
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  • Michael Williams
    published this page in Ask Prof. Wolff 2017-02-11 13:38:54 -0500