By the Editorial Board, March 12 2016 (LINK to editorial)
"You say you want a revolution? Well.… You know, we want to change your head . . "What a beautiful Beatles' song that is, even if I've changed the order of the lyrics a little, but not their deep and profound meaning.
The key to revolutionary change, which we are in existential need of, not just in America, but all over the world, is indeed in our heads, i.e. in our understanding of ourselves and socio-political reality, which is currently deeply flawed, because of the taboo a previous generation of academics made of viewing their own species as biologists view every other species on the planet, namely, from an evolutionary perspective.
The reason for this taboo was an understandable, but misconceived, overreaction (especially by Jewish academics, whom the evils of Nazism and the Holocaust impacted far more than most people) to the Nazis having hijacked and abused, for their own evil purposes, the half-baked ideas of social Darwinism.
One can have the best intentions in the world, as I'm sure the Beatles did, but without a sound understanding of ourselves, evolved human nature, and the nature of the societies it has given rise and shape to, we will not be able to solve the world's problems. See BLOG in which I provide an introduction to how we might go about changing this.