Jonathan Haidt says Rodney King had the right idea when he appealed, “Can we all get along?”—and then explains why it’s so hard for us to do. Haidt, author of The Happiness Hypothesis and the new The Righteous Mind, investigates why we are so easily divided into hostile groups, each one certain of its righteousness—and finds morality turns out to be the basis for religion and politics. Presented as part of Seattle Science Lectures, with Pacific Science Center and University Book Store. Series sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.
Haidt at TED: