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

Loneliness, Guns, and Speech on Campus

A summary of this week’s articles, which revisit three topics of recent and recurring interest.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 65

The Good

Researchers Confront an Epidemic of Loneliness

Seeing loneliness as a medical problem, rather than merely a sociological or psychological one, allows us to bring the “unspoken stigma of loneliness” to light.

By Katie Hafner | Vol. 65

The Just

Gun inequality: US study charts rise of hardcore super owners

A new study shows that the number of guns in America has risen by roughly 70 million since 1994, while the share of the population that owns guns has dropped.

By Lois Beckett | Vol. 65

The True

A College Is a Community but Cannot Be a Home

One of the central objectives of campus life is learning to live in close proximity with those who are different from you—even radically so.


By Conor Friedersdorf | Vol. 65

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