Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The Political Brain (Drew Westen)


Very stimulating application of contemporary research into the emotions (something I've had a long standing interest in - see, eg, here) to the political sphere in the United States. I particularly enjoyed the dissection of the Gore-Bush debates, and the plausible explanation of why Bush "won". Clearly a big influence on the Obama campaign - let's hope that Palin reads it too, although she seems to be a natural at most of it. Highly recommended.

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