Paul Valent

Paul Valent

Consultant liaison psychiatrist, psychotherapist, traumatologist,
Co-founder and past president Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies,

The tragedy of tribalism in the modern world

Tribal type warfare as has been manifest in Ireland, the Balkans, Rwanda and the Middle East, stems from primitive fears belonging to our jungle pasts where outsiders were like predators ready to pounce. Tribal mentality shows xenophobic us-them, zero-sum, strongly ethnocentric thinking. Being chosen by God and fighting alongside one’s ancestors, the malevolent enemy has to be eliminated. Such thinking has no place in a global, multicultural society.
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