Them

Them

Why We Hate Each Other-- and How to Heal

Book - 2018 | First edition
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Our culture has always had tribalism--different political parties, preferred media outlets, and shifts in positions when politically advantageous. But now our country is facing a far deeper, far more serious existential crisis. We're reaching a point where we've lost faith and trust in the institutions that have held us together. Even more worrisome is that we've lost a shared sense of truth. What happens to a nation when half of us believe different facts than the other half? In Them, bestselling author and U.S. Senator Ben Sasse argues that the problem is far deeper than politics or even any one politician. Across the nation, local communities are evaporating. The basic framework for everyday life -- family, work, neighborhoods, friends, trust-- is collapsing or, in the case of work, being vastly redefined. Our citizens have become alienated from each other, angry, and lonely. As our traditional tribes are falling apart, Sasse argues, frustrated and displaced Americans are trying to fill the vacuum with Anti-tribes on social media and cable news, surrounding ourselves with people we already agree with and identifying a common enemy. We are stuck in a loop of loneliness, outrage, and anger.Sasse offers his own prescription for addressing this challenge, calling for a radical effort to rebuild and remake the institutions that are foundering within communities and a nationwide discussion and understanding of just how monumental this challenge is.
Publisher: New York :, St. Martin's Press,, 2018
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250193681
Branch Call Number: ANF 323.650973 SAS
Characteristics: 272 pages ; 25 cm

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PiggyReads
Aug 23, 2020

Great book by Senator Ben Sasse! He talks about the divide in Americans and the causes of it. He breaks down the new digital economy we are moving into, talked about technology and the need to find a proper place to fit it into our lives, the importance of putting down roots and building community, talked about many other subjects. I would recommend this book to liberals or conservatives alike who are interested in healing our culture and great nation and eliminating the Us versus Them mentality. A must read!

DBRL_ReginaF Mar 18, 2019

I will give him an A for even trying. He has a lot of good points but he talks about bias and then is biased; he talks about eliminating us/them mentality but negative examples are about “them.” His best solution seems to be for all to believe/think like him. I think he’s trying but getting in his own way.

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tfeledy
Oct 30, 2018

On Oct. 23, 2018, author Ben Sasse was interviewed on PBS Newshour and discussed this book with anchor Judy Woodruff: <https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/sen-sasse-on-the-rise-of-anti-tribes-and-a-growing-american-tolerance-for-lies>

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Aug 23, 2020

PiggyReads thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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