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 Good

On Baseball and Becoming American

An introduction to this week’s articles, on the democratic virtues of America’s pastime.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 70

The Good

Almost There

Roger Angell, who has been contributing to the New Yorker since 1944, described this particular World Series as “three hours of floodlit opium.”

By Roger Angell | Vol. 70

The Good

Baseball’s storyteller, our friend

Vin Scully, longtime voice of the Los Angeles Dodgers, helped infuse baseball with the virtues of gentility and mutual respect.

By George F. Will | Vol. 70

The Good

Chasing Dreams: Baseball and Becoming American

Dreier describes the ways in which professional baseball has addressed social problems directly, often being out ahead of the American public.

By Peter Dreier | Vol. 70

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