Our Political Nature

  • by Avi Tuschman
  • Narrated by Jay Snyder
  • 17 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The first book to tell the natural history of political orientations.
Our Political Nature is the first book to reveal the hidden roots of our most deeply held moral values. It shows how political orientations across space and time arise from three clusters of measurable personality traits. These clusters entail opposing attitudes toward tribalism, inequality, and differing perceptions of human nature. Together, these traits are by far the most powerful cause of left-right voting, even leading people to regularly vote against their economic interests.
As this book explains, our political personalities also influence our likely choice of a mate, and shape society's larger reproductive patterns. Most importantly of all, it tells the evolutionary stories of these crucial personality traits, which stem from epic biological conflicts.
Based on dozens of exciting new insights from primatology, genetics, neuroscience, and anthropology, this groundbreaking work brings core concepts to life through current news stories and personalities. For instance, listeners will meet Glenn Beck and Hugo Chavez and come to understand the underlying evolutionary forces they represent. By blending serious research with relevant contemporary examples, Our Political Nature casts important light onto the ideological clashes that so dangerously divide and imperil our world today.

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A truly fascinating and eye opening insight into he evolutionary biology that has an influence on all of us. Draws on a huge body of research to frame the understanding
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-09-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios