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Common Read | Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging: Themes

Building Community in Crisis

"When people are actively engaged in a cause their lives have more purpose....with a resulting improvement in mental health." p. 49

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Tribalism/Communalism vs Modern Society/Individualism

"The question for Western society isn't so much why tribal life might be so appealing- it seems obvious on the face of it- but why Western society is so unappealing." p. 15-16

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"If contemporary America doesn't develop ways to publicly confront the emotional consequences of war, those consequences will continue to burn a hole through the vets themselves." p. 122

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