Palaces for the People How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

eBook - 2018

“A comprehensive, entertaining, and compelling argument for how rebuilding social infrastructure can help heal divisions in our society and move us forward.”—Jon StewartNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR • “Engaging.”—Mayor Pete Buttigieg, The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)We are living in a time of deep divisions. Americans are sorting themselves along racial, religious, and cultural lines, leading to a level of polarization that the country hasn’t se...en since the Civil War. Pundits and politicians are calling for us to come together and find common purpose. But how, exactly, can this be done?In Palaces for the People, Eric Klinenberg suggests a way forward. He believes that the future of democratic societies rests not simply on shared values but on shared spaces: the libraries, childcare centers, churches, and parks where crucial...

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https://icpl.overdrive.com/media/3889646
Published
Crown
Language
English
Main Author
Eric Klinenberg
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