Fractured

ISBN: 9780008463991 Categorii: Diverse, Diverse. An apariție: 2022 Autor: Jon Yates Editură: HarperCollins Publishers Tip copertă: Paperback Număr pagini: 352 Stoc: Stoc limitat

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This landmark book tackles a deceptively simple idea: the more we spend time with people unlike ourselves, doing things together, the more understanding, tolerant, and even friendly we become.

Combining fresh analysis with a wealth of fascinating examples, Jon Yates demonstrates the ways in which our societies have become disconnected, so that most of us spend less and less time with people who are different ― as defined by age, race, or class, earning power or education.

By answering a series of surprising questions, Yates reveals a set of truths that will change the way you think about yourself and those around you. What unites the England football team, the iPod and Singapore? How did a city that funded its schools the least become the best place to grow up poor? How did Silicon Valley come from nowhere to dominate the tech industry? How did a village of Italian-Americans become incredibly healthy while smoking cigars, drinking red wine and never exercising? And why is talking to our friends about politics the worst thing we can do for our democracy?

Fractured is ultimately an optimistic book, showing convincingly how great people are when they're united in diversity. It argues that the pandemic has created an unprecedented opportunity for us to come together. So we must forge a new ‘Common Life’ – a set of shared practises and institutions ― that can strengthen the glue that bonds our societies, in all their diversity.

For the health of our democracy, our society, and our economy, the time to act is now.

Limba
Engleza
Autor
Jon Yates
Data Publicarii
2022
Editura
HarperCollins Publishers
Inaltime
19.8
Latime
12.9
Tip Coperta
Paperback
Nr Pag
352
Subtitlu
How We Learn to Live Together
Greutate
270
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