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April 25, 2014

We are WEIRD.

That’s social science shorthand for Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic – and nobody is WEIRDer than Americans.

In the last several decades many Americans, and essentially all our elites, have internalized a worldview based on affluence, individualism, and secularism that makes us unique, globally speaking. So much so that we seem unable to comprehend that there actually are opposing viewpoints out there. Putinism and the Anti-WEIRD Coalition | The XX Committee

Posted by gerardvanderleun at April 25, 2014 4:16 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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