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  1. interesting times
    Andrew Sullivan: America Needs a MiracleTwo remarkable new books on tribalism reveal the depth of this country’s political bind. But I still have hope.
  2. what the right is reading
    What You’re Really Arguing About When You Argue About PoliticsAre our motives and beliefs just convenient lies we tell ourselves? A new book by the controversial economist Robin Hanson argues they are.
  3. cultural anxiety
    Can America’s Two Tribes Learn to Live Together?The chaos of the Trump era has made the country’s divisions stark and dangerous. Author Amy Chua tries to offer an explanation — and hope.
  4. The Psychology of TribalismOur polarized, group-oriented politics is thousands of years in the making.
  5. politics
    Can Our Democracy Survive Tribalism?Tribalism was an urge our Founding Fathers assumed we could overcome. And so it has become our greatest vulnerability.