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Manny is on page 80 of 261
He doesn't really agree with Lakoff's "family" model of the difference between conservatives and progressives. How is this possible? Lakoff is an acknowledged authority on the subject!
May 30, 2011 10:35PM
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Manny
Manny is on page 205 of 261
The Social Dominance scale (pretty much what it sounds like) and the interesting group of "Double Highs" - subjects who get high scores on Social Dominance and RWA. He argues that the Republican Party has been taken over by exactly these people. If you're a liberal, this book is like crack cocaine.
Jun 03, 2011 03:10AM
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Manny
Manny is on page 165 of 261
He takes students who score high on the Fundamentalist scale and shows them the accounts of Easter Morning from the Gospels, laid out side by side. Then he asks them to explain the inconsistencies. Most of them say there are no inconsistencies. This book is so much fun!
Jun 02, 2011 04:06PM
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Manny
Manny is on page 110 of 261
People with high RWA scores tend to be right-wing religious conservatives. They're also unusually stupid, credulous, incapable of following a logical argument and liable to believe what they want to be true rather than what the facts point to. I'm afraid I'm a little skeptical about these findings. But then I'm a low RWA.
Jun 02, 2011 02:01PM
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Manny
Manny is on page 52 of 261
... Clydeen Tomanio of Chickamuauga, Georgia, who was quoted on a CNN.com report dated September 7, 2006 as saying, “There are some people, and I’m one of them, that believe George Bush was placed where he is by the Lord. I don’t care how he governs, I will support him.”
May 30, 2011 09:50PM
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Manny
Manny is on page 22 of 261
Do the RWA test and see how susceptible you are to right-wing authority figures! It's available online here.
May 30, 2011 02:04PM
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