I’ve linked to this blogger before. He has some (I think) very perceptive views of our political scene. See if you agree.
Excerpt (slightly edited for grammar/spelling errors):
[The brain] is an easily fooled machine though. For as complex as it is, the shortcuts it takes to make us the wondrous sentient beings that we are, leave it susceptible to bias and blunder. It has two systems pulling and pushing on each other at all times. The first one, system-1 was born somewhere in our lizard brains before we even made it out of the swamp. It’s automatic and uncontrolled. It’s our gut reaction to things. It sees fire and runs. It assumes much. But understands little.
System-2 is slower, deeper and more intentional. It feels turbulence on a plane but overrides our fear and reminds us that planes almost never crash and are built to shake. System-2 is deliberate. It’s where our best thinking on complex issues is done.