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Millennial Speaks Out About a More Compassionate Society

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.04.2016 | Politics
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

Millennials seem to getting a bad rap as if they are too self-centered and privileged. But, in my experience as a parent and psychoanalyst, the Millennials are politically adept, inclusive, and passionate about their ideals

Shared Resources and Expectations

Joel Tauber | Posted 04.20.2015 | Money
Joel Tauber

I grew up in an Orthodox Jewish community in Boston that felt both nurturing and stifling. If anyone in the community struggled financially, they knew that tzedeka (or charity) would be raised to sustain them

Community & Security with Freedom: What Canada Geese Can Teach Us

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Warren J. Blumenfeld

I look forward each spring and autumn to the heavenly performance overhead as Canada geese (Branta canadensis) migrate in their distinctive V-shaped f...

Let's Have Town Halls After the Elections

Harold A. McDougall | Posted 12.18.2012 | Politics
Harold A. McDougall

The citizens' assembly, being non-governmental and community-based, would have no power to compel their participation. But I think very few would refuse. Who knows, maybe C-SPAN would want to cover it.

Obama's Communitarianism

Gary Dorrien | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics
Gary Dorrien

Since the debt ceiling debacle of July 2011, Obama has gotten clearer that he cannot have a successful presidency if he does not push harder for equality and the common good.

Now: Muscular Communitarianism

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Obama's soft communitarianism has yielded little. Iran continues to thumb its nose at his solicitations; the GOP is mocking it; and Wall Street is paying out bonuses using taxpayer dollars.

Conservatism is Dead: Long Live Liberalism? (Part III)

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

A revival of the American community requires us to spend much less of our energy and resources on fighting one another, and invest much more of it in the common good.

Conservatism Is Dead; Long Live Liberalism? (Part II)

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

The conservatives' well of ideas may well have run dry, but the American majority has hardly turned liberal. So could the most compelling ideas be neither conservative nor liberal but communitarian?

Conservatism Is Dead; Long Live Liberalism? (Part I)

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. long claimed to have found that American politics swing back and forth between conservative and liberal periods. After 8 years of Bush, a liberal comeback is due (if not overdue).