Never before in human history have so many, with so much, been so miserable. See, happiness requires the risk of unhappiness. The alternative to loneliness is the risk of heartbreak.
On this episode of the Federalist Radio Hour, author John Lingan untangles the overlapping themes of country music, American folkways turning into chaos, and the small town of Winchester, Virginia.
Some of the trends defining urban readjustment in Washington suggest the liberal technocratic elite are often indifferent to the needs of their black neighbors.
Jane Jacobs fought the prevailing theory at the time that city planners know best, and attempted to mobilize communities to improve and protect their neighborhoods.
Recent data suggests loneliness is increasingly a feature in the lives of younger Americans. We should absolutely learn to be good neighbors, but that doesn’t mean never enjoying solitude.
Rather than turning inward to rebuild our institutions to serve the American people well, the rotting and distrusted and negligent institutions will seize more power.
Reading ‘Beartown’ reminded me of the desire at the heart of most people, in and outside sporting communities: We want to win.
While ‘total inclusion in the community’ may sound good as a fundamental moral principle, running it through the logic machine yields some problematic results.
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