by Avi Tuschman (Goodreads Author)
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 goundbreaking work brings core concepts to life through current news stories and personalities. For instance, readers 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.
Avi Tuschman is an expert on the hidden roots of political orientation. He began his career in politics as the youngest advisor in the government palace in Lima. While serving as the senior writer to President Alejandro Toledo (Peru, 2001–2006), Tuschman produced numerous articles and speeches designed to shape public opinion. In 2009, Dr. Tuschman joined with Toledo and seventeen other former presidents to cowrite a regional policy agenda on democratic governance. United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon lauded the document and called it historically unprecedented. Tuschman holds a doctorate in evolutionary anthropology from Stanford University. [close]
by Joseph Bottum
At one time Catholics were virtually e…more
At one time Catholics were virtually excluded from American leadership. When John F. Kennedy ran for president, it caused a near-panic in the streets and organized opposition from the likes of Norman Vincent Peale based solely on Kennedy being a Catholic. And yet, since those times, the nation has become oddly gripped by Catholic politics. Though sometimes exaggerated, Catholic teaching and leadership in public policy is reaching greater and greater levels of influence. In An Anxious Age, Joseph Bottum shows how the truth behind the exaggerations is big enough all on its own: a set of American Catholic writers and thinkers have reinvented American public religion, and that religion now dominates American politics.
― Miguel Sedamano
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