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Tribalism is not the problem

Saturday 09:00 GMT

Tribes do not behave as moronically as described, and the problem with American politics has more to do with modernity than Americans reverting to some imagined atavistic state.

That isn't about tribes as such, it's just how the inescapable political problem of managing conflict sometimes manifests itself in a tribal context. It is true that tribal societies can be quite violent, and get in tit-for-tat blood feuds that go on for years.


“Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets...” ― Napoléon Bonaparte