Ben sasse new york times book review

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Them: Why We Hate Each Other - and How to Heal by Ben Sasse

Among the unusually talented and highly qualified members of that incoming Republican class, which restored a Republican majority to the Senate, Mr. Sasse may lay claim to the fullest academic resume. Graduating from high school in Fremont, Nebraska, where his father was a teacher and football coach, he was recruited as a wrestler by Harvard and who knew Harvard wrestles? D from Yale; and a stint at Oxford, where he was quarterback for the football team and again, who knew they played football, American football at that, at Oxford? Bush administration, his work in the private sector, most notably for McKinsey and Co. He was president of Midland, a Lutheran college, when he ran for the Senate and won in a landslide.
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The junior senator from Nebraska and author, most recently, 24, , Page 7 of the Sunday Book Review with the headline: Ben Sasse.

Them: Why We Hate Each Other - and How to Heal

In an era of safe spaces, trigger warnings, and an unprecedented election, the country's youth are in crisis. Senator Ben Sasse warns the nation about the existential threat to America's future. Raised by well-meaning but overprotective parents and coddled by well-meaning but misbegotten government programs, America's youth are ill-e. Raised by well-meaning but overprotective parents and coddled by well-meaning but misbegotten government programs, America's youth are ill-equipped to survive in our highly-competitive global economy. Many of the coming-of-age rituals that have defined the American experience since the Founding: learning the value of working with your hands, leaving home to start a family, becoming economically self-reliant—are being delayed or skipped altogether. One in three to year-olds live with their parents. From these disparate phenomena: Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse who as president of a Midwestern college observed the trials of this generation up close, sees an existential threat to the American way of life.

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The scorched-earth rhetoric reflects not just a pro-war pedigree but also a profound feeling of betrayal. Along with Nebraska Sen. He charts a political trajectory that gave his life social and emotional meaning. He may have been a white man of some means, but he enjoyed seeing himself as a besieged minority. He swiftly clambered up the echelons of the conservative establishment, editing the op-ed page of The Wall Street Journal by the time he was 28 and eventually advising the presidential campaigns of John McCain, Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio. But the stodginess reveals how much soul-searching it must have taken to write this candid, reflective book.

To the Republican members of the United States Senate:. You have always told us that you believe in the distinctive greatness of the United States of America. You have also told us that you went into politics to serve a higher purpose. Well, your moment has arrived. He has corrupted our foreign policy with grubby attempts to help himself that his own White House staff immediately recognized as improper. He is telling the world that America does not, in fact, stand for any higher ideal. Can you for a moment imagine the icons of your party, like Ronald Reagan or Dwight Eisenhower, risking the security of a country threatened by Russia, for the sake of smearing a political rival?

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