Robert D. Putnam
Robert D. Putnam is author of "Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community" (2000) and a co-author of "Better Together: Restoring the American Community" (2004) and "The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again" (2020).
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Thursday, December 03, 2020
America's Past Has Shown the Power of 'We.' Here's How We Can Revive It
Unprecedented political polarization; deep and accelerating inequality; vitriolic public discourse; a fraying social fabric; public and private self-centeredness–Americans today seem to agree on only one thing: this is the worst of times. But we’ve been here before. The Gilded Age of the late 1800s...