Great American Independents (Part One): Amy Chua on Political Tribalism
The Purple Principle celebrates July 4th with its first episode in a miniseries on America’s great independent voices. Amy Chua, known for her bestselling Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, is a Yale law professor and author of Political Tribes.
“Every group feels attacked, pitted against other groups not just for jobs and spoils, but for the right to define the nation’s identity. In these conditions, democracy devolves into zero-sum group competition. Pure political tribalism.”
In a conversation with TPP host Rob Pease, Chua talks about the challenges of speaking to a fragmented student body. She also discusses the degradation of our shared national identity as marginalized groups increasingly denigrate traditional American ideals.
These and related topics explored on this special July 4th episode. Enjoy the show, and don’t forget to rate & review us at: ratethispodcast.com/purple
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Original music by Ryan Adair Rooney.
Amy Chua: John M. Duff Professor of Law at Yale Law School and author of Political Tribes: Group Instinct and the Fate of Nations, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, and World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability. Check out her website and follow her on Twitter @amychua.
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