What is Community?

What is Community?

Why are we struggling to find meaningful community in the modern world?


  1. Human beings, it turns out, do not form communities just to be together. They form communities to do things together — usually the most important and difficult human things, such as loving each other, nurturing each other, deciding on the important values, policing them, transmitting them, and looking after the needy. So when the State takes away the difficult things that communities do, ostensibly to relieve the community of the effort, it basically takes away the community.
  2. When the State takes away what are properly community functions, ostensibly for the purpose of creating communalism, it takes away the community itself —and it takes away freedom.


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