“Nighthawks” by Edward Hopper
The Ties That Bind
Imagined Ideologies

Like all political identities, our current divisions are “imagined”—sentimental and tied to expressive symbolism. But that does not make them “imaginary,” or any less consequential.

Published on: February 27, 2020
Richard Thompson Ford is the George E. Osborne Professor at Stanford Law School and author of several books, including Rights Gone Wrong: How Law Corrupts the Struggle for Equality and The Race Card: How Bluffing About Bias Makes Race Relations Worse. Follow him on Twitter.
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