Does Travel Make You “Liberal"?

The 2017 eclipse ultimately unified us "sharing this tiny orb zipping through space. This is actually a pretty liberal view of the world. Two springs ago, I had a similar feeling in Ethiopia, where I saw the skeleton of “Lucy,” a 3.2-million-year old hominid. She’s one of humans’ oldest known ancestors. Realizing this makes a visit to Africa a sort of homecoming. (Even for a white middle-class guy who grew up in Cold War Oklahoma.) And when the world starts to see itself more this way — as a unified “tribe,” not split by its ethnicities, nationalities, religions, persuasions — it gets along better."

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