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Enchanted America: How Intuition and Reason Divide Our Politics

J. Eric Oliver and Thomas J. Wood

Abstract

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 won the support of millions of conservative Christians despite having no moral or political convictions. What is going on? The answer can be found in the most important force shaping ... More

Keywords: American politics, Conservative Christians, Donald Trump, Rationalists, Intuitionists, political spectrum

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226578477
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226578644.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

J. Eric Oliver, author
University of Chicago

Thomas J. Wood, author
Ohio State University