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James Mumford is a British author and journalist. He currently lives in London, but has spent many years in America – most recently, Charlottesville, Virginia. Learn more.

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The Dangerous Pull of Political Tribalism

The Dangerous Pull of Political Tribalism

Originally published on Unherd I long to belong. I want a place in the world, a way to appear in public, a context. I want a team. That’s why I feel the pull of political tribalism. Yet at the same time, there’s still some part of me that hankers after integrity. That...

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In this refreshing and eye-opening book, Mumford questions the basic assumptions of our political groups. His challenge is simple: ‘Why should believing strongly about one topic mean the automatic adoption of so many others?’

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“A plea for nuance and ambivalence, in a world that often seems to be in danger of mislaying both”, The Observerread review here

“A thought-provoking exploration of some of the most contentious problems of our time”, The Sunday Timesread review here