The Nation: The Porsche Liberals

What kind of car people drive has long been considered a clue to their psyche, including their sexual fantasies. Now, would you believe it's a tip-off to their political fantasies as well?

That notion comes out of a survey of 3,500 college teachers by two political scientists, Stanford's Seymour Martin Lipset and the University of Connecticut's Everett C. Ladd Jr. After asking a series of questions about issues and candidates, they conclude that the more conservative faculty members choose U.S. cars (with General Motors autos favored by the most conservative of the conservative). Liberals...

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