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Liberals and Conservatives React in Wildly Different Ways to Repulsive Pictures

Feb 05, 2019 - The Atlantic

I. "My Jaw Dropped"

Why do we have the political opinions we have? Why do we embrace one outlook toward the world and not another? How and why do our stances change? The answers to questions such as these are of course complex. Most people aren't reading policy memos to inform every decision. Differences of opinion are shaped by contrasting life experiences: where you live; how you were raised; whether you're rich or poor, young or old. Emotion comes into the picture, and emotion has a bio...