Tribalism is a bit complicated as I see it. Like most things in life it has a good purpose but a terrible negative offset. The positive is that tribalism causes people of like kind to work together for the common good. The offset of course is hatred and fear of the “other.” (See my comments about probability balance, the ultimate law of the universe.)

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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