History, Politics, and the Backfire Theory

4 January 2019, Comments Comments Off on History, Politics, and the Backfire Theory
January 20, 2019 all-day

Did fear, lies and racism grow stronger throughout the state in the 2018 election.  The history of Ohio’s elections trend toward deep seated Republican conservatism, especially in the rural areas. How can progressives work with conservatives?  According to the “Backfire Theory,” when your deepest convictions are challenged by contradictory evidence, your beliefs get stronger.  Is this true?

Moderated by: Brent Larkin, Plain Dealer Columnist and former PD Editorial Director

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