Does Libertarianism Cause Brain Damage?

The comments to this article at Inside Higher Ed would suggest as much. Later: See also this remarkable series of brain-damaged responses to Sean Carroll's (very mild) critique of the right-wing online link dump Arts & Letters Daily.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.

3 thoughts on “Does Libertarianism Cause Brain Damage?”

  1. I suppose it could be the other way around. Ron Paul supporters tend to be white males between 20 and 25. This strikes me as correct. It is also the average age and gender of readers of Ayn Rand. It’s a stage that some go through. Then they grow up. For those with more permanent libertarian tendencies there is always northern Idaho and Alaska. Ironically, these are areas that receive public support disproportionately high when compared to the actual population count.

  2. MD< I agree that CV is a great site, but as with many Science Blogs blogs, there is a libertarian slant to the readership. I think Science Blogs writers, to make a sweeping generalization, have a habit of making a kind of "religion" out of rationality & skepticism that affects their rhetoric. Or, let's just say that many of them have a greater faith in progress than I do. I'm happy to have them shooting down the global warming & evolutions denialists, of course.

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