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NPR's Dick Meyer contends that, despite living in a time of relative peace and prosperity, Americans are "morally and existentially tired." In his new book, Why We Hate Us, Meyer diagnoses the problem.
Our mobile society means Americans find themselves with fewer social ties and close confidantes, less help raising children and shallower roots. That decline of community is a challenge to traditional, vibrant religious practice.
In his new book, Why We Hate Us, NPR's Dick Meyer argues that a lack of trust in public leadership and an overall weakening of public morality are part of the problem.