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 Politics & Neighborliness

A summary of this week’s articles, on the challenge and promise of neighborliness in American life.

By Philip Lorish & Sam Speers | Vol. 71

The Good

How Large Is the Divide Between Red and Blue America?

One of the most important large-scale trends in American social life is the increasing degree to which we live near people who vote like we do.

By Gregor Aisch, Adam Pearce and Karen Yourish | Vol. 71

The Good

Red Neighbor, Blue Neighbor

As political polarization intensifies, the challenges of neighborliness become easier to avoid—and all the more integral to a fully human life.

By Joshua Rothman | Vol. 71

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