Friday, January 01, 2021

Remembering "The Unheavenly City"

This American itch—that we must “DO SOMETHING” and “DO GOOD,” as Banfield put it—also fosters a psychological-sociological trap, wherein Americans take the view that society “could solve all problems if it only tried hard enough; [and the fact] that a problem continues to exist is therefore proof positive of its guilt.” 

Read the rest of Kevin R. Kosar's City Journal essay on Edward Banfield's classic.

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