Timur Kuran guest interview on NPR's Hidden Brain
"People often stay silent, even when they want to speak up. We may think something in private, and say nothing in public. This happens to individuals who've suffer abuse, this happens to entire nations. Duke University political scientist Timur Kuran says that people pay close attention to public opinion, and figure out that sometimes, it's wiser to shut up...and so people say one thing publicly, and believe another thing privately. Timur Kuran calls this 'preference falsification.'"