Book Discussion: Them, by Ben Sasse
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.
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 real 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.
Join us each month for a lively discussion on a book chosen by the group. Books are available at the Circulation Desk. No registration necessary. Evening Book Discussion Group meets the first Thursday of every month at 7PM
- Thursday, October 3, 2019 Show more dates
- 7:00pm - 8:00pm
- Community Room
- Rodgers Memorial Library