by Jayson Dibble
The January 6 Capitol riot brought the QAnon conspiracy into public view, including the toll on families when a member adopts the worldview. Looking historically at social science research on cults suggests that while aggressive ridicule might be tempting, it's counterproductive.
by Robert Brent Toplin
The Republican response to the election results is a lesson in the mental mechanics of cognitive dissonance.
SOURCE: The Atlantic
The anthropologist James Suzman's book evaluates the ravages of modern capitalist civilization – in particular, the institution of work – on individual and collective psychology.
SOURCE: Boston Review
by Jonathan M. Metzl
Appeals to the fears and resentments of White voters are a predictable part of our politics. Why does it remain difficult to fight those appeals?
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- ‘That Man Makes Me Crazy’: Neil Matkin's Reign at Collin College Draws Scrutiny
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- How White Fears of ‘Negro Domination’ Kept D.C. Disenfranchised for Decades
- The Sun Never Set on the British Empire’s Oppression
- Sounds of Freedom: The Music of Black Liberation
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