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The Resource Them : why we hate each other--and how to heal, Ben Sasse

Them : why we hate each other--and how to heal, Ben Sasse

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Them : why we hate each other--and how to heal
Title
Them
Title remainder
why we hate each other--and how to heal
Statement of responsibility
Ben Sasse
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Something is wrong. We all know it. American life expectancy is declining for a third straight year. Birth rates are dropping. Nearly half of us think the other political party isn't just wrong; they're evil. We're the richest country in history, but we've never been more pessimistic. What's causing the despair? In Them, bestselling author and U.S. senator Ben Sasse argues that, contrary to conventional wisdom, our crisis isn't really about politics. It's that we're so lonely we can't see straight--and it bubbles out as anger. Local communities are collapsing. Across the nation, little leagues are disappearing, Rotary clubs are dwindling, and in all likelihood, we don't know the neighbor two doors down. Work isn't what we'd hoped: less certainty, few lifelong coworkers, shallow purpose. Stable families and enduring friendships--life's fundamental pillars--are in statistical freefall. As traditional tribes of place evaporate, we rally against common enemies so we can feel part of a team. No institutions command widespread public trust, enabling foreign intelligence agencies to use technology to pick the scabs on our toxic divisions. We're in danger of half of us believing different facts than the other half, and the digital revolution throws gas on the fire. There's a path forward--but reversing our decline requires something radical: a rediscovery of real places and human-to-human relationships. Even as technology nudges us to become rootless, Sasse shows how only a recovery of rootedness can heal our lonely souls. America wants you to be happy, but more urgently, America needs you to love your neighbor and connect with your community. Fixing what's wrong with the country depends on it"--Dust jacket
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NjBwBT
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Sasse, Benjamin E
Dewey number
323.650973
Index
index present
LC call number
  • HN59.2
  • JK1759
LC item number
  • .S265 2018
  • .S3345 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Social problems
  • Social problems
  • Social conflict
  • Social conflict
  • Civil society
  • Civil society
  • Community life
  • Community life
  • Social isolation
  • Social isolation
  • Hate
  • Hate
  • United States
Label
Them : why we hate each other--and how to heal, Ben Sasse
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: More politics can't fix this -- Part I: Collapsing tribes. Our loneliness epidemic ; Strangers at work -- Part II: Anti-tribes. The comforts of polititainment ; The polarization business model -- Part III: Our to-do list. Become Americans again ; Set tech limits ; Buy a cemetery plot ; Be a smarter nomad -- Conclusion: We need more tribes
Control code
on1055766385
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781250193681
Lccn
bl2018179815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1055766385
Label
Them : why we hate each other--and how to heal, Ben Sasse
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-264) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: More politics can't fix this -- Part I: Collapsing tribes. Our loneliness epidemic ; Strangers at work -- Part II: Anti-tribes. The comforts of polititainment ; The polarization business model -- Part III: Our to-do list. Become Americans again ; Set tech limits ; Buy a cemetery plot ; Be a smarter nomad -- Conclusion: We need more tribes
Control code
on1055766385
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
272 pages
Isbn
9781250193681
Lccn
bl2018179815
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)1055766385

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