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

Why Can't People Hear What Jordan Peterson Is Saying?

Friedersdorf cites a viral interview with author Jordan Peterson as an example of “an unfortunate trend in modern communication,” one that implicates both sides of the ideological spectrum.

By Conor Friedersdorf | Vol. 110

The True

A Leftist and a Conservative Join Forces to Defend Free Speech

Two ideologically disparate Ivy League professors – Cornel West and Robert P. George – unite in defense of freedom of speech.

By Conor Friedersdorf | Vol. 89

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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