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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Ben Sasse Tackles Loneliness of Digital Revolution

Sen. Ben Sasse tackles loneliness in his new book, "Them: Why We Hate Each Other - and How to Heal," and said Sunday during an interview on CBS' "Face the Nation" that the digital revolution is "really undermining that sense of local community and neighborhood."

The Nebraska lawmaker explores the "evaporation of social capital" in his book, and says Americans are "literally dying of despair," of the failure "to fill the hole millions of Americans feel in their lives."

"There's a ton of literature now that shows we're the richest people in the history of humanity," Sasse told CBS' John Dickerson. "And yet we're some of the most dissatisfied people in the history humanity. How do you make sense of that? And it didn't start two years ago."


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