Read Local: Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger

Hello, I’m Staci Stanton and welcome to Read Local, my video book review for In the Stacks. Today’s review is Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger. Purchase the book one Bookshop here.

This book is a fascinating account of humanity and history, with a focus on war and how different societies have responded, especially when it comes to those who have fought those wars. The information in this book might surprise you, and how we have evolved as a society has taken its toll, not just on our veterans, but on all of us. Sebastian Junger’s argument on the harmful effects of modernized society on our sense of belonging is simple and profound. This book should be required reading and would be a significant step in remedying the fractures in our society. Check out Tribe by Sebastian Junger in the stacks at your local library.

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