Timothy P. O'Neill (John Marshall Law School) has posted America the Eusocial (49 New England Law Review On Remand 71 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
E.J. Dionne in his book "Our Divided Political Heart" argues that the strength of America lies in its ability to paradoxically create "communitarian individualists ---- and individualistic communitarians." Edward O. Wilson in his book 'The Social Conquest" contends that the most successful groups of insects and animals on Earth over the last 4.54 billion years have been those who have been able to achieve a balance of altruism and selfishness.
This essay explores how the American experience may be a fractal of what has been the general experience of life in the history of this planet.