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The more educated Republicans/conservatives are, the more they reject science.
http://www.alternet.org/teaparty/154252/the_republican_brain:_why_even_educated_conservatives_deny_science_--_and_reality?page=entire
True of liberals? Apparently not: they start out with an anti-nuclear bias, but more education on the subject lessens their worries, moving them closer to the scientific consensus, rather than further away, as with conservatives and global warming.

Medicalization of anti-authoritarianism.
http://www.alternet.org/health/154225/would_we_have_drugged_up_einstein_how_anti-authoritarianism_is_deemed_a_mental_health_problem/?page=entire

Jeb Bush: "I used to be a conservative" http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0212/73242.html

gay marriage passes Maryland's Democratic legislature, referendum likely
Initiative in Maine likely, to overcome the anti-marriage referendum three years ago
(No links, just heads up.)

Santorum more scary than you thought:
http://www.alternet.org/election2012/154242/agenda_for_the_dark_ages:_gop_frontrunner_rick_santorum%27s_5_most_extremist_themes

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mindstalk
Feb. 28th, 2012 04:44 am (UTC)
Leaving aside the actual argument:

* It's James Nicoll, not Nichol

* And it's not actually him at all; the one arguing about British culpability for Zimbabwe's authoritarianism was carloshasanax, aka Carlos Yu, with support from Doug M(uir). Nicoll didn't say anything on the subject. It's right there in front of you...
fpb
Feb. 28th, 2012 04:51 am (UTC)
Whatever. The whole thing was so bad as to make me wonder whether any of the participants had any idea how history is discussed.

And please, let's not go on. I'm tired and I see no profit in any of this.

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