Politics on the Couch

A podcast about psychology, politics and anything else that comes up along the way.

Order and chaos – why the left keeps losing Politics on the Couch

In this episode Rafael Behr talks to Cambridge University political psychologist Dr Lee de-Wit about the problem with progressive arguments over patriotism, and Labour's constant struggle to connect with socially conservative voters. Links mentioned in this episode: Dr Lee de-Wit's Cambridge University homepage https://www.psychol.cam.ac.uk/people/lee-de-wit Arnold Kling's book https://cdn.cato.org/libertarianismdotorg/books/ThreeLanguagesOfPolitics.pdf Haidt and Moral Foundations Theory https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moral_foundations_theory Tariq Modood's site http://www.tariqmodood.com YouGov poll on immigration https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/brexit/2019/09/13/what-policy-do-british-voters-want-on-eu-immigration-is-there-a-hidden-consensus/ Dr Lee de-Wit's book http://eandtbooks.com/books/whats-your-bias/ Dr Lee de-Wit's recent article in the Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/11/politics-left-right-tories-advantage-labour This podcast is hosted by ZenCast.fm
  1. Order and chaos – why the left keeps losing
  2. Empire State of Mind, with Sathnam Sanghera
  3. Radicalisation – how minds go to extremes, and how to turn them back
  4. Fear of Change – Matt d'Ancona on fixing a broken politics
  5. Optimism – how we're drawn to the bright side, even in a pandemic

The full Politics on the Couch archive is here.