Listen now | Hyrum Lewis is a professor of history at BYU-Idaho, and a former Visiting Scholar at Stanford University. He received a PhD in history and philosophy from USC. And before coming to BYU-Idaho, he taught at Skidmore College in Sarasota, New York. Hyrum was born in Arizona, raised in Oregon, and now resides with his wife, Sundee, and their three kids in Rexburg, Idaho.
You both explained something I always sensed. I have always been sceptical of tribes and instinctively avoided them. I understand the reason for them - to protect those within the group and survive as a community - but they also exclude and fight with other tribes. They often do not permit free rational thought and reject those who question. I am more comfortable with debate, compromise and a free exchange of ideas. If that means losing the security of belonging to a tribe then so be it. Thanks for another very enjoyable and informative interview.
Oh, you will dig it, buddy! It's a great read - and actually reframed my own thinking on this topic.
Another great interview. Thanks for my next read.