Reimagining the Common Good

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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 Sustainable

Letting Go

Gawande’s seminal 2010 essay is subtitled: “What should medicine do when it can’t save your life?”

By Atul Gawande | Vol. 11

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Interview: Atul Gawande

This brief profile of Gawande introduces his work and explains how the surgeon, born to two doctors, became a bestselling author.

By Sukhdev Sandhu | Vol. 11

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Being Mortal

Video | Gawande encourages patients and doctors to think well about death.

By FRONTLINE | Vol. 11

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Public Justice & The Pope's Environmental Encyclical

The recent papal encyclical is full of inspiring language—but what institutions need to be in place in order to enact the Pope’s vision of environmental stewardship?

By Noah Toly | Vol. 4

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Wendell Berry, Burkean

Author, farmer, and environmental activist Wendell Berry muses on the relation of his fiction to a fully worked-out political theory and, possibly, a political theology.

By Gracy Olmstead | Vol. 1

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A Conversation with Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson

Wendell Berry and Wes Jackson speak with the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture's Josh Yates about friendships, neighborliness, and sustainability.

By Joshua J. Yates | Vol. 1

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