Maryland Forward Party

April Book Club - "Our Tribal Future" by David R. Samson

"Our Tribal Future" by David R. Samson will be our book for April:

Let's turn the page together! 

Buy your copy today and getting ready for an engaging conversation on April 14th, 2024 as we debate it's pros & cons, its ideas, and whatever other topics the book and the author inspire!

Empower your mind, engage in meaningful dialogue, and help us turn knowledge into action.

Please RSVP below to receive an invite to the Zoom Meeting and join our next discussion.

What We're Reading:  Our Tribal Future - by David R. Samson

When:  April 14th, 7:00 pm


About the Book:
"What do you think of when you hear the word “tribalism?” For many, it conjures images of bigotry, xenophobia, and sectarian violence. Others may envision their own tribe: family, friends, and the bonds of loyalty that keep them together. Tribalism is one of the most complex and ancient evolutionary forces; it gave us the capacity for cooperation and competition, and allowed us to navigate increasingly complex social landscapes. It is so powerful that it can predict our behavior even better than race, class, gender, or religion. But in our vast modern world, has this blessing become a curse?

Our Tribal Future explores a central paradox of our species: how altruism, community, kindness, and genocide are all driven by the same core adaptation. Evolutionary anthropologist David R. Samson engages with cutting-edge science and philosophy, as well as his own field research with small-scale societies and wild chimpanzees, to explain the science, ethics, and history of tribalism in compelling and accessible terms.

This bold and brilliant book reveals provocative truths about our nature. Listeners will discover that tribalism cannot, and should not, be eliminated entirely—to do so would be to destroy what makes us human. But is it possible to channel the best of this instinct to enrich our lives while containing the worst of its dangers?"

Will you come ?

Event Date:
April 14, 2024 at 7:00pm - 9pm
Event Location:
Virtual - Zoom Meeting
Virtual, MD 21401
United States
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Brandon Barrett
Pete Oliver-Krueger

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