Suggested Readings: American Tribalism

August 31, 2016

Richard Staunton Cahill  Reading the news

Reading the News (Richard Staunton Cahill)

Two scholars from opposite sides of the political spectrum offer historical discussions of the contemporary impulse towards factions.  In “The New Tribalism and the Decline of the Nation State,” Robert Reich compares the separatist tendencies developing around the world with changes we’ve seen in this country recently.  Victor Hanson Davis explores “Diversity: History’s Pathway to Chaos” to demonstrate the effects of sectarianism. The two authors are surprisingly in agreement on the risks to our society  inherent in tribalism .

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