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Why Is Hollywood So Liberal?

Why might successful writers, directors, and actors tend to lean leftward? New research offers an intriguing clue. A recent study finds that such people are particularly good at imagining events that are far removed from their current reality. That imagination is, in a sense, their superpower, and it allows them to empathize with a wider range of people. When envisioning faraway times or places, these highly creative individuals use a different brain mechanism than other, similarly accomplished but less imaginative people do when performing the same tasks.

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