Proud to be "Tribeless": Cato Institute President Peter Goettler at the Berkeley Forum
Lecture | April 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
Peter Goettler, Cato Institute
In our lifetimes, weve never seen a more divisive period in American politics. According to the Pew Research Center, the partisan gap on political values is now the widest it has been in decades. But is this divide based on actual principles, or merely on differentiating ourselves from the other political tribe? Peter Goettler, president of the Cato Institute, will make the case that tribalism and group identification are negatively influencing politics and policy, and fueling hypocrisy on both sides of the political aisle. Despite the fact that we complain about the corrosive environment of partisan bitterness and resentment, most of us may be making the problem worsewhen we could be making it better.