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 Just

On Politics & Water

A summary of this week’s articles, which center on the lessons to be learned from the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 33


The Just

Katrina, After Ten Years

A summary of this week’s set of articles on Hurricane Katrina, a catastrophe that revealed much about the elements of civic thriving even as it stripped them away.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 14


The Just

On Religion & Politics in a Secular Age

This week we report on several theologians’ attempts to make sense of the diversification of religious expression in the modern world.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 9

The Just

Law and Grace

Stuntz, the late Harvard and Virginia law professor, questions religious communities’ historic fervor to turn “vice” into “crime.”

By William J. Stuntz | Vol. 8


The Just

On Difference

An introduction to this week's Culture Briefing, which addresses the question of difference.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 3

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