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Interview with author Michael C. Anderson: discussion on the dangers of- and the genetics of political Left/Right Tribalism in America, and how our present trajectory threatens to end the Great American Experiment.

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His current research links together human morality and genetics, telling the story of how DNA places us on the political spectrum and influences the political parties we support. The left controls academia, the cultural narrative, traditional media, and social media and uses them to paint American traditions as evil and corrupt. The balance between different views has become disrupted by the political left, which wishes to impose its ideology on the rest of us.

For the simple-minded, it’s very nice to be in a tribe because you don’t have to think.

Michael C. Anderson

Show Notes

Michael C. Anderson has been writing about politics since 2005. and has published four books since 2017. His focus is on political morality, which is the beliefs people have about how government should be run. A successful democracy must have consensus on government action. He views the current tribalist state in America as a roadblock to consensus.

Twilight of the American Experiment: Without Moral Balance, Our Republic Will Fall, by Michael C. Anderson

More books at https://www.mikeandersonsbooks.com/

Check out Braver Angels, an organization fighting tribalism https://braverangels.org/

Articles by Michael C. Anderson

On Substack: https://mikea0418.substack.com/

Orwell and Socialism
Reflections on the Western Left’s fragmented ideology

Example of today’s woke military vs Russia (recruitment advertisements). Watch these then ask yourself: If war breaks out, which countries are most prepared for actual battle?

Are Republicans Tougher Than Democrats?

Study: The ancestral logic of politics: upper-body strength regulates men’s assertion of self-interest over economic redistribution
In studies conducted in Argentina, Denmark, and the United States, men with greater upper-body strength more strongly endorsed the self-beneficial position: Among men of lower socioeconomic status (SES), strength predicted increased support for redistribution*
*The study did not find a direct correlation between bicep size and political ideology, but rather a relationship between bicep size and socioeconomic status, which in turn influenced political views.

Michael’s Recommended Reading

On Revolution, by Hannah Arendt

Brave New World Revisited, by Aldous Huxley

The Power Elite by C. Wright Mills (1956)

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