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How is freedom distributed across the earth?

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  29 August 2013

Jüri Allik
Department of Psychology, University of Tartu, Tartu 5410, Estonia. juri.allik@ut.ee Estonian Academy of Sciences, Tallinn 10130, Estonia
Anu Realo
Department of Psychology, University of Tartu, Tartu 5410, Estonia. juri.allik@ut.ee


Although Van de Vliert presented an entertaining story containing several original observations, an implicit assumption that climate affects human society identically through the history is not realistic. If almost everything is explained by cold winters or hot summers, then nothing is explained. Ignoring rival explanations does not make the proposed theory more convincing.

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