Reimagining the Common Good


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 True

On Talking (Past Each Other)

A summary of this week’s pieces, on the state of public discourse in both political debates and journalism. 

By New City Commons | Vol. 58

The True

Why Democrats and Republicans Literally Speak Different Languages

Starting in the 1990s, “rhetorical partisanship” exploded—and began to obscure what is most important in our political debates.

By Derek Thompson | Vol. 58

The True

How technology disrupted the truth

When news organizations’ revenue is driven by “clickbait,” journalistic business models need to adapt to maintain their integrity.

By Katharine Viner | Vol. 58

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