Reimagining the Common Good

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What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

The Sustainable

Notes from Camp

Ira Glass and Julie Snyder survey the phenomenon of summer camp, in all its weirdness and wonder.

By This American Life | Vol. 52

The Prosperous

The Families That Can't Afford Summer

As Dell’Antonia reminds us, the very idea of “summer break” is premised upon the availbility—and affordability—of childcare.

By KJ Dell’Antonia | Vol. 52

The Beautiful

Good Bones

Smith’s beautiful poem on the joy and pain of life has resonated widely since last week’s tragic shooting in Orlando.

By Maggie Smith | Vol. 52

The Sustainable

On Summer

A summary of this week’s pieces, on summer and childhood in American life.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 52

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