Some polling data suggest that the higher level of your education the more likely you are to be a political liberal. Ask Elizabeth Warren if that’s true in Massachusetts. Now the Boston Globe reports (scroll down past the evil eye!) that a study by Thomas Talhelm and co-authors shows reason to believe that socially liberal attitudes are associated with more analytical ways of thinking. That’s one thing we do in liberal education, help students develop analytical reasoning. Does that make them more socially liberal? Might it someday make them libertarians? And is there a price to be paid for such critical thinking -- a less “holistic” view of the world?