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Unity can be worse than partisanship

I want to put in a good word for partisanship.

This might sound strange to some readers. I've written a lot about our problem with tribalism, including hyper-partisanship and political polarization. It was a major theme of my cheerily titled book "Suicide of the West. So I'm happy to concede that too much partisanship -- or partisanship of the wrong kind -- can be very bad.

But unity can be bad too. Excessive unity

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