Tribal loyalties.

Author:Peery, George
Position:Correspondence - Letter to the editor
 
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In the May issue, Fr. Neuhaus again devotes space to the brouhaha surrounding the Wren Chapel cross at the College of William and Mary (While We're At It, May). He takes to task the feckless college president, Gene Nichol. But then Neuhaus quotes from a piece by Nichol in the local newspaper: "Polarization is not our way. We're a Tribe." Neuhaus then opines that "the use of 'tribe' seems odd, since tribes are typically emphatic about who is included and who is excluded."

Well, yes and no; but there is nothing "odd" about "Tribe" (as a check with the school or anyone familiar with the school would have revealed). "Tribe" is...

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