For those interested in bringing Americans together, I highly recommend two fascinating sources of information on how the American political mind works:

1. Article by Joe Keohane of the Boston Globe published on July 11, 2010. Three pages on how people often become MORE entrenched and combative when presented with facts that are contrary to their opinion.
http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/articles/2010/07/11/how_facts_backfire/

2. Forty-Five Minute Bill Moyers Video Interview of Dr. Jonathan Haidt, professor of social psychology at the University of Virginia, on February 3, 2012, on why liberals and conservatives think the way they do.
Video: http://billmoyers.com/episode/how-do-conservatives-and-liberals-see-the-world/
Print transcript: http://billmoyers.com/wp-content/themes/billmoyers/transcript-print.php?post=3100.

These can also be found in the Library at The People’s Convention at http://thepeoplesconvention.org/library.

Thank you!!

Blair C. Henry JD, Executive Director
Email Blair  www.ThePeoplesConvention.org
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