We are Living in a Post-Community World

Why it’s impossible to go back to the days of neighborly civility and familial harmony

I still have a feint memory of the days when the neighborhood would get together at block parties and have casual chats and get along with each other… without having to test each other on their political views first.

Society today, at least if you live in the US, is more fragmented than ever. We have divided ourselves in many artificial ways — most political, all unnecessary — such that by…