Tribal Thinking

Johnnie Moore

I’m Johnnie Moore, and I help people work better together

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One of Andrew Sullivan’s readers retells a great story about some remote islanders who were removed to England in the 19th Century. The idea was to allow them to sample the benefits of civilisation and then share them with their peers back on the island.

It didn’t turn out the way the English expected, and it came as a terrible shock.

Apart from anything else I think it’s a good example – on both sides – that our thinking is more tribal than is sometimes given credit.

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