Echo Chambers?

August 6, 2010 at 9:53 am (By Randy)

One reason why “intellectuals” do not realise that they have shed their youthful liberalism is that they tend to socialise with people going through the same ideological shift, Dr Rockey said.

Detached from the broader electorate, they fail to notice that their views have become distinctly conservative.

“Politics is social,” Dr Rockey said. “There are two main factors – the first is that people compare themselves not to the population as a whole but to the people they know; the second is that political preferences change over time.”

(Via The Telegraph)

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