"A landmark contribution to humanity's understanding of itself. . . . Haidt is looking for more than victory. He's looking for wisdom. That's what makes "The Righteous Mind" well worth reading."
--"The New York Times Book Review"
"An eye-opening and deceptively ambitious best seller . . . undoubtedly one of the most talked-about books of the year."
--"The Wall Street Journal"
"Splendidly written, sophisticated and stimulating. It may well change how you think and talk about politics, religion and human nature."
"Ingenious prose. . . . Beautifully written, Haidt's book shines a new and creative light on moral psychology and presents a provocative message."
"A remarkable and original synthesis of social psychology, political analysis, and moral reasoning."
--Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
"Highly readable, highly insightful. . . . The principal posture in which one envisions him is that of a scrappy, voluble, discerning patriot standing between the warring factions in American politics urging each to see the other's viewpoint, to stop demonizing, bashing, clobbering. . . . Haidt's real contribution, in my judgment, is inviting us all to sit at the table."
"Excellent. . . . An impressive book that should be read by anyone who has the slightest interest in how political opinions are reached."
--"The Daily Beast"
"Haidt's work feels particularly relevant now. . . . Haidt's perspective can help us better understand our own political and religious leanings."
"--San Francisco Chronicle"
"Jonathan Haidt is one of smartest and most creative psychologists alive, and his newest book, "The Righteous Mind" is a tour de force--a brave, brilliant and eloquent exploration of the most important issues of our time. It will challenge the way you think about liberals and conservatives, atheism and religion, gshow more