Jonah Goldberg on How Tribalism is Threatening American Democracy

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Jonah Goldberg's latest book is "Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy." (Photo: Courtesy Jonah Goldberg)

In his new book, "Suicide of the West," Jonah Goldberg argues that identity politics are dismantling the institutions essential to American society. Part political history, part expository essay, the work chronicles the evolution of Western civilization, from tribalism to liberal democratic capitalism. Goldberg argues that the latter has driven the immense improvement in quality of life over the past century and that current political trends threaten to undermine this progress.

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Jonah Goldberg, senior editor, National Review; columnist, L.A. Times; author, "Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics is Destroying American Democracy"

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