Dear Mike A. and others,
Thought this website and book would interest you:
THE LIBERAL MIND: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness by Lyle H.
Rossiter, Jr., M.D.
From the blurb:
The Liberal Mind is the first systematic examination of human nature and
human freedom. It is the first book to explain why certain economic, social
and political arrangements are compatible with human nature -- and why some
are not. The Liberal Mind is the first book to explain how modern liberal
collectivism undermines the legal and moral foundations of ordered liberty.