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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 Just

On Populism

An introduction to Jan-Werner Müller’s new book 

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 77

The True

Top 5 Books of 2016

An introduction to each of Philip Lorish’s “Top 5 Books of 2016.”

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 76

NCC

The True

Top 5 Books of 2016 (list)

An introduction to each of Philip Lorish’s “Top 5 Books of 2016.”

By Philip Lorish |

The True

Stories that Stuck, Part 1

This week, we bring you a list of the best stories we read in 2016, curated by Philip Lorish.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 74

The Good

On Living in Tribes

An introduction to Sebastian Junger’s Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 73

The Good

On Reality TV

An introduction to this week’s articles, on the implications of America’s fascination with reality TV.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 72

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

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

On Our Political Culture

A summary of this week’s articles, on cultural currents revealed by the discourse around this year’s election.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 69

The Sustainable

On Adderall

A summary of this week’s articles, on the use of Adderall and other prescription stimulants as performance-enhancers in the classroom and the workplace.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 68

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