Them: Why We Hate Each Other - and How to Heal
Wonderful book that just confirmed what I already knew – political polarization is out of control, and the only way to fix it is from the bottom up.
Sasse is a Republican senator from Nebraska. He’s also an outspoken critic of Donald Trump. He wrote this book in 2018, right in the middle of the Trump presidency.
He presents a balanced case. He makes some arguments for media bias, which I expected. He points to the fight over the Robert Bork appointment in the 80s as the turning point for political relations in this country. He claims that this is when we all started to drift apart.
In the end, the book is down home, folksy call to love your neighbor again. Is it idealistic? Sure. But we can still dream.