David Morgan joins us to discuss University of Chicago Political Science professor Eric Oliver's new book "Enchanted America: How Intuition & Reason Divide Our Politics". Along the way David helps explain why many Americans are increasingly embracing bizarre conspiracy theories in an attempt to make sense of a complicated and changing world.
Go Beyond the Pale with David Morgan!
1:25- Intro with Steve
7:07- Conversation with David begins
9:40- Why Americans are not divided by ideology but by thinking styles
17:00- Why the brain creates mental shortcuts to explain the world
28:28- Can you be a rationalist & believe in the Bible?
34:44- How people respond when they feel judged
47:30- Fragile masculinity leads to even more bizarre behaviour
57:28- Conspiracy theories are a reaction to fear