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Group cohesion is necessary for human flourishing, but that's not what tribalism means in the current moment.

The tribalism of our current moment manifests as over-identification with the shibboleths of one's in-group, the narcissism of small differences and the assumption that differences in cultural and political identification indicate a fundamental lack of moral character in the people who don't engage in the same patterns of social signaling that we do.

If you're looking for a word to stand in for the shared sense of purpose that fosters human flourishing, I would suggest asabiyyah.

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