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Old 04-16-2012, 09:34 AM
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Default Re: Why is conservatives different?

I think the article is plain silly, to tell you the truth. I was just hoping that AML would not be able to resist responding. I am sure the studies mentioned were badly soundbited for effect. If you impair someone or give them little time to respond, they will come back with what they think they already know, or at least with what is already there, I think. It is much easier to promote the status quo in simple terms, because people are so familiar with it. It takes more thought to explain an idea that seeks to change it.

In fairness, the article admits as much when they say that only allowing simple terms helps conservatism more than non-conservative ideas. That does not mean that conservative political ideas do not have complex thought behind them.

I also have an issue with the conservative / liberal division, and I could not find how either term was defined.
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