Jason and Aaron discuss the recent “rise” in political tribalism pointed out by many across the political spectrum. Though many say it’s only getting worse as the midterm elections loom closer, Jason explains why, from a historical perspective, this is nothing new in American politics, giving several examples of far worse elections and rhetoric than that seen in 2016 and 2018, while Aaron gives a brief psychological perspective of why civility seems absent from political discourse.
Senator Ben Sasse gives an interview about his views on tribalism: www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/sen-ben-sasse-takes-on-tribalism-and-loneliness-in-book-1345279043996?v=raila&
Sebastian Junger’s book “Tribe”: www.amazon.com/Tribe-Homecoming-Belonging-Sebastian-Junger/dp/1455566381?SubscriptionId=AKIAILSHYYTFIVPWUY6Q&tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=1455566381
Two of Aaron’s articles, the first discussing the differing worldviews and definitions behind political discourse, and the second discussing guilt and shame in political rhetoric: