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Political Tribes

Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations

By Amy Chua
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Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations by Amy Chua

Political Tribes (2018) is an insightful study of one of today’s most pressing issues: tribalism. From postwar Iraq to Chavez’s Venezuela and Trump’s America, political life has become increasingly polarized. That’s a problem. Once people stop trying to understand each other and retreat into the safety of their own tribes, conflict becomes inevitable. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Amy Chua argues that foreign and domestic policy can defuse tensions as long as those policies are based on a sound understanding of tribalism.

  • Anyone who’s wondered what exactly went wrong in Iraq
  • Citizens tired of endless political partisanship
  • Fans of penetrating social analysis

Amy Chua is a writer, lawyer and professor at Yale Law School. Her previous books include World on Fire.

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