Hate and fear are the primal negative offsets of the tribal impulse that encourages folks of like kind to work together for the common good. All creation has a negative offset. Alas, as the world grows ever more crowded, pushing different sorts of peoples into one another the temperature for hate crimes will continue to rise.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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