Tag Archives: Robert Putnam

Bowling Alone – the revival of community and its challenge to religion.

Putnam’s book is a detailed and systematic study of the rise and fall of social capital and civic engagement throughout the 20th century, and the possibly reasons and factors behind this fall. His basic premise is this: since the 1960’s … Continue reading

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Quote Competition

Today, I came across two quotes which speak about the decline in community-mindedness and the challenges it creates. To all of my 4 readers, your challenge is to guess who said them and when: Quote 1: In great cities men … Continue reading

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