What are two social agents that might potentially contradict each other?

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Because agents exist in every aspect of society, any two social agents might potentially contradict each other. A social agent can be a people, a nation, even an ideology.

At the abstract level, religion and government can be contradictory agents. In the US, our constitution mandates that there is no official religion, so church is not part of state. Many other countries, however, do have official religions, so the contradiction is not conceptual.

Looking at the realm of the nation, different collectivities often contradict the nation....

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