Political Tribes

Jun 22, 2018

Legal scholar Amy Chua says tribalism is tearing the U.S. apart, and in order to build unity, we need to understand how identity politics have hijacked the left and the right.

Legal scholar Amy Chua says Americans have a hard time understanding tribalism around the globe. We get “Capitalism vs. Communism” or “Democracy vs. Authoritarianism,” but in places like Vietnam and Iraq, we’ve underestimated the role ethnic rivalries have played. Worse yet, we’re missing that same insight at home. In her latest book, Chua argues tribalism is tearing the U.S. apart, and in order to build unity, we need to understand how identity politics have hijacked the left and the right.

Amy Chua is a Professor of Law at Yale University. her books include Days of EmpireWorld on Fire, and Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother. Her latest is called Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations. [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible].