E.J. Dionne Jr. is the author, most recently, of Souled Out: Reclaiming Faith and Politics after the Religious Right. He is a Washington Post columnist, a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, and a professor at Georgetown University.
Somewhere between the capitalist’s market and the citizen’s state lies the lost land of community, sought after by humane conservatives, liberals, and social democrats alike. Herewith a modest progressive agenda for repairing some of the damage modernity has done to one of civil society’s foundations—the family.