Speaking of liberals and conservatives:
This TED talk by Jonathan Haidt provides an interesting insight into the moral psychology of liberals and conservatives. For someone who hasn’t taken a single psychology course, his talk is very accessible (but you already knew that – it’s TED after all). Haidt and coworkers surveyed 30,000+ folks online, and found…well, I don’t want to spoil the big C vs L question, but perhaps the most interesting part was that the results held for nearly every country/region they surveyed.
Check it out and talk amongst ya’selves.