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.

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Vocation & the Common Good: Nicole B. Fulgham

In this episode, Nicole Baker Fulgham discusses her efforts to remove the education achievement gap in America and the role the church can play in this vital effort.

By New City Commons | Vol. 102

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Vocation & the Common Good: James Davison Hunter

This interview with James Davison Hunter is an appropriate place to begin, for the work of Vocation and the Common Good is directly tied to the argument first put forward in Hunter’s 2010 work, To Change the...

By New City Commons | Vol. 102

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Culture Briefing’s Greatest Hits

We take a look back our favorite pieces from the first 100 volumes of Culture Briefing: the “Prom Kings,” the “Dark Horses,” and the “Unsung Heroes.”

By Philip Lorish & Sam Speers | Vol. 100

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Podcasts for Summer

Another summer dispatch from the Second Golden Age of Radio.

By New City Commons Staff | Vol. 99

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On Free Speech, Work, and Dignity

This week’s pieces address shifting norms in public discourse, particularly on college campuses, and public proposals for stabilizing America’s labor market.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 89

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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

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You're Hired!

Among proposals to stabilize America’s labor market, one alternative to the UBI is the “job guarantee” or “employer of last resort.”

By Jeff Spross | Vol. 89

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America Must Divorce Dignity From Work

Responding to Spross’ job guarantee proposal, Jonathan Malesic argues that “America would be better off if we divorced dignity from work altogether.”

By Jonathan Malesic | Vol. 89

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The Great A.I. Awakening

A recent longform piece on the history and development of machine learning.

By Gideon Lewis-Kraus | Vol. 84

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How to Overcome Political Irrationality about Facts

Khazan explains the phenomenon of “politically motivated reasoning,” which can cause us to abandon reasoning altogether.

By Olga Khazan | Vol. 81

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