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Belligerence makes the world go ‘round. New York Yankees fans and Boston Red Sox fans are militant competitors. They’re also mutual complements. When the Yanks and Sox square off at Fenway Park this weekend, soldiers on both sides of the front will fire the latest shots in a long-standing conflict—which would be more distressing news if long-standing conflict weren’t such an important part of human identity. Harmony means getting along with your peer group. Hostility, on the other hand, means getting in touch with your personhood. I’m not suggesting that the New York-Boston story isn’t oversold by the media. There’s a fine line between authentic theater and artificial theatrics, and most Yankees-Red Sox showdowns have a made-for-TV feel to them. Bu ...

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