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America’s polarization eased at the onset of  World War I and through the economic calamity of the Great Depression, and World War II, but today, its society is as polarized as any time since the end of the American Civil War, says our US Correspondent Tomas Mega, from Nevada

“What tribe are you?”  While a common question in Africa and other parts of the world, it is not a common one in America.  Historically, our use of the word and its associations have been reserved for Native American Indians and not much else.   It hasn’t yet made its way into the American political lexicon.  It would be difficult for us to comprehend Barack Obama as the tribal chief of Liberals, Senator Ted Cruz the tribal elder of the tea party, or Speaker of the House John Boehner the tribal spokesman of establishment Republicans.