Cognitive dissonance fuels US antipathy to China

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China, Politics

Cognitive dissonance, occurring when a deeply entrenched belief encounters countervailing facts, can cause the holder of the belief to deny or reinterpret the facts. The US, having long believed that only liberal democracies can ultimately succeed while authoritarian forms of government must fail, is reinterpreting the fact of China’s success. Cognitive dissonance, the phenomenon identified Continue reading »