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I obtained a PhD in social psychology from Florida State University, under the tutelage of Roy Baumeister. I was a professor at a small college in the midwest. Now, I am an independent scholar.

I am interested in human evolution, human variation, the rise of political order, and political conservatism. I also love literature, film, sports, and mediocre detective fiction. 

I have many peer-reviewed publications on motley topics and often write for Quillette. I'm currently working on the first of several books on human nature and political ideology. 

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