Skip to comments. The Psychology of Progressive Hostility Quillette ^ | March 10th, 2018 | Matthew Blackwell Posted on 3/13/2018, 7:04:08 PM by ProgressingAmerica Recently, I arrived at a moment of introspection about a curious aspect of my own behavior. When I disagree with a conservative friend or colleague on some political issue, 

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The Psychology of Progressive Hostility
Quillette ^ | March 10th, 2018 | Matthew Blackwell

Posted on 3/13/2018, 7:04:08 PM by ProgressingAmerica

Recently, I arrived at a moment of introspection about a curious aspect of my own behavior. When I disagree with a conservative friend or colleague on some political issue, I have no fear of speaking my mind. I talk, they listen, they respond, I talk some more, and at the end of it we get along just as we always have. But I’ve discovered that when a progressive friend says

something with which I disagree or that I know to be incorrect, I’m hesitant to point it out. This hesitancy is a consequence of the different treatment one tends to receive from those on the Right and Left when expressing a difference of opinion. I am not, as it turns out, the only one who has noticed this.

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