Monday, July 09, 2018


Alan Jacobs, as quoted by Mark Ward.
Typically when we use the word [“tribalism”], we use it to refer to a malformation of group identity, a group identity in which loyalty…to the people that you perceive as your in-group overrides everything else…And so I think, if, for instance, you’re the sort of person who can be appropriately critical of your own in-group, and you can, at times, call people to account for higher and better standards of behavior, then that’s an indication of a group identity that is not tribalist, but if you defend what your people do no matter what…that’s…tribalism.

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