A Theory of Liberal Diminished In-Group Loyalty

I have discussed propensity from liberals, both classical and modern, to operate with lesser in-group loyalty than conservatives.  Aside from what might be an overcompensation with out-group loyalty to demonstrate social universality by modern liberals, both modern and classical liberals might adopt such an attitude to signal cosmopolitanism.  If traveling and experiencing many cultures is high-status behavior, then diminished in-group loyalty serves as a good proxy to signal that high-status cosmopolitanism.

The effect is probably only local to types that are already cosmopolitan; such signals wouldn’t provide much of an increase in status in right-wing populist social circles.

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