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No sacred cows

Liberal fears are contagious

23 May 2020

9:00 AM

23 May 2020

9:00 AM

It has become a commonplace among social psychologists that one of the characteristics that unites conservatives is our sensitivity to disgust. A succession of experiments carried out over the past ten years seems to show that a person’s political views are linked to how disgusting they find the idea of, say, touching a toilet seat in a public lavatory.

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