The Public Interest

The Tao of community

Joshua Abramowitz

Fall 1993

IT’S A GOOD TIME to be a communitarian. Not only is the philosophy au courant in the press and in academia, but even our president got his job partially by invoking communitarian ideals (more responsibilities, fewer rights) and pushing for communitarian public policies (national service, campaign finance reform, welfare reform). And if that president hasn’t lived up to those promises, no matter: One of his advisors (William Galston) is a leading communitarian, so there’s still room for hope.

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