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My point here is not to yank OJ's chain -- or, at least, not only to yank OJ's chain -- but to point out the hole at the center of his theory that any people who think of themselves as a people is a people. There is no political centrifugal force tearing nations apart into their constituent elements. Nor should we simply concede power to the tribalism that does threaten the nation state. Nations have capabilities that tribes don't have. Certainly, some of those capabilities can be used for evil rather than for good. But they can also be used for good and, when used in conjunction with freedom, can lift men out of their natural lives (nasty, brutal and short) in ways that tribalism simply cannot.