Your Brain, Your Politics

Are your political beliefs dictated by the architecture of your brain? “Is there something intrinsically reductive or fatalistic in connecting political values to brain functioning? No more so than ascribing them to race or economic background, which we happily do without second thought. Isn’t it more dehumanizing to attribute your beliefs to economic conditions outside your control? At least your brain is inalienably yours — it’s where the whole category ‘you’ originates.”