Why Partisans Canâ€™t Explain Their Views - NYTimes.com
Jared Sperli stashed this in politics
Stashed in: Cognitive Bias
Strong opinion and vigorous debate are key parts of democracy and the foundation to American culture. Yet most people would agree that it is not productive to have a strong opinion about an issue that one doesnâ€™t really understand. We have a problem in American politics: an illusion of knowledge that leads to extremism. We can start to fix it by acknowledging that we know a lot less than we think.