What’s behind this natural tendency?
Whether in situations relating to scientific consensus, economic history or current political events, denialism has its roots in what psychologists call 'motivated reasoning.'
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Many have said that the UK is irreparably divided and therefore dysfunctional to the point of impeding the ability of any one party to govern it effectively.
A district employee carries a ballot box a day before distributing to pollings center in Bogor, West Java. Indonesia will hold its general elections on 17 April, during which the president, vice president, and legislative members will be elected.
Here is what you need to know about Indonesia's elections and what's at stake.
Barry Jenkins’ ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ has been nominated for best adapted screenplay at the 91st Academy Awards.
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Numbers alone don't relay the importance of people seeing their own experiences and lives mirrored in popular culture.
Pro-Brexit supporters take to the streets.
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The social polarisation over Brexit is pronounced and shows no sign of diminishing.
A scene from the 1961 film West Side Story. The casting of an Australian performer as Maria in a local production of the musical was recently criticised for ‘white washing’ a story about a Puerto Rican immigrant.
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Our identity unquestionably shapes (and can limit) how we interact with the world. But it should not become the only foundation upon which we build our understanding of it.
Gibraltar has its own kind of Britishness.
Gibraltarians are famously proud to be British. But amid the uncertainty of Brexit, some are having an existential identity crisis.
The ‘It’s okay to be white’ poster campaign, seen in the context of reacting to ‘Black Lives Matter,’ cannot be seen as benign.
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Posters with the phrase "It's okay to be white" were found around the campus of the University of Manitoba. What does it really mean?
Network map of accounts within #auspol tweets mentioning or linking to Russian propaganda outlets, Sputnik and RT, May 4 – July 30, 2018.
A lot of attention has been focused on Russia’s efforts to influence American politics, but Australia has also been a target – and continues to be a target – of covert foreign influence.
Given that so many people have a strong opinion about identity politics, it is surprising how few of us have a clear idea on what it actually is.
There are still lingering questions hanging over Ethiopia’s Premier Abiy Ahmed.
Ethiopia has taken time and listened to the new prime minister. Now he needs to convert his vision into concrete policies
Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., accompanied by Democratic members of the House and Senate in late 2017.
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The Democratic Party is a mishmash of causes and interest groups. The party's future will be determined by how its leaders balance and align the interests of its diverse factions.
One of the worst examples of identity politics came from Malcolm Turnbull on Monday’s Q&A program.
Conservatives are often critical of 'identity politics' for silencing dissenting views. But on ABC's Q&A on Monday night Malcolm Turnbull presented a very narrow vision of national identity.
Anzac Day, a celebration of the Anzac soldiers, pictured, has become a contentious issue in the “history wars”.
The most popular history courses taught in Australian universities are still broad courses focused on significant historical events and periods, contrary to the recent IPA report.
The academy has changed substantially since Plato’s time.
Australian universities are teaching 'identity politics' at the expense of Western history, according to an Institute of Public Affairs report. But unis make decisions based on student demand, not politics.
Should we celebrate the multicultural rainbow, or look away?
Cultural diversity is an inescapable fact of modern life. How we should think about it is less obvious. Should we celebrate the multicultural rainbow, merge its colours into one – like a colour wheel spinning…
Few would argue that exchanging cultural ideas could be construed negatively. But what happens when the influence and origins of that culture go unacknowledged and ignored?
As a privileged mainstream protest movement rises, it should heed the experiences and triumphs of its more radical counterparts
When politicians win by stoking nationalism and isolationism, who will be brave enough to walk the harder path?
Dostoevsky's infamous novel reflected a wave of reaction against economic liberalism, not unlike that which has occurred during 2016.