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Can America Survive Tribalism?

Amy Chua is optimistic that the country can overcome its divisions—if only it remembers why it was founded in the first place.
Source: Sandy Huffaker / Reuters

Since President Trump’s election, the term “tribalism” has become ubiquitous. Media outlets, , used the to the president’s victory. And reporters weren’t alone in their hypothesis that tribalism, and the mindset it implies, might help explain a swelling sentiment that contributed to his win. According to by former Barack Obama aide Ben Rhodes, shortly after the election, Obama asked a group: “What if we

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