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New book by Dr. Geyman examines effects of polarization

John Geyman’s new book is focused on a basic question for 2022: ARE WE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA? Can We Hold Together As One Country?

Increasing diversity, disparities and inequities over recent decades have led to growing polarization within our society. Our two major political parties are more divided than ever with the leadership of one party still believing that the presidential election of 2020 was stolen. Our democracy is under siege, with both majority governance and the rule of law under attack, as demonstrated by the January 6, 2021 armed insurrection at our Capitol. Our sense of community is being held hostage to the outcome of this current battle to uphold our democracy.

The goals of this book: (1) to bring historical perspective to trends in the U.S. (2) to examine the major forces that have, or are, working toward further decline of our sense of community; and (3) to suggest useful approaches to rebuild it locally, regionally and nationally, and to revive the spirit of community and unity as a country.

It is available at Griffin Bay Bookstore in Friday Harbor and Darvill’s Bookstore in Eastsound.


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