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Ever considered sticking a pin into a child’s hand? How about kicking a dog in the head, hard? What about undergoing plastic surgery to add a two inch tail to the end of your spine?

Surprising as it may seem, your answers to these questions may throw some light on your political loyalties and affiliations. Recent research from the US has produced  surprising data about  differing attitudes towards social taboos across the political spectrum. The authors include Jonathan Haidt, whose thoughts…

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