The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness is a book written by Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr., M.D. The book explains why liberals think and act the way they do.
- The degree of modern liberalism’s irrationality far exceeds any misunderstanding that can be attributed to faulty fact gathering or logical error. Indeed, under careful scrutiny, liberalism’s distortions of the normal ability to reason can only be understood as the product of psychopathology.
- ...the adult drive toward omnipotent control of others, in any arena whatever, is rooted in fears of separation, abandonment loss or abuse—the residual effects of early attachment gone wrong.