What some of us think about

It is worth noting that Europeans or people of European descent are not the only people with wrong ideas.

By ALBERT JACOB
April 11, 2019 21:32
What some of us think about

Hans Eysenck. (photo credit: Courtesy)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analysis from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

A human being is a very complex phenomenon. When we deal with groups, often large, the complexity is compounded. What we call politics is an effort to describe what goes on when such large groups interact and we do this with the ultimate simplistic model of “left” and “right.” This idea has lasted a long time. At the time of the first civil war in the Roman republic, Sulla was right and Marius, a sympathizer of the plebeians, was left. Left in Latin is sinistra and note the similarity to our English sinister. That is no accident.

But perhaps matters aren’t so simple. Hans Eysenck, an eminent British clinical psychologist, argued that the “left-right” spectrum was wrong. A word about Eysenck is in order here before we explore what he said in his monograph, The Psychology of Politics.

Read More...

Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

Related Content