Monday, February 07, 2022

The Community Gap

An enormous gap has opened up between global elites and others. The global executive is part of an international community. He or she may spend much of the time traveling the world, yet always staying in the same kind of hotel, eating the same sort of food, and dealing with the same sort of people. The vast majority of people, however, even in developed countries, find themselves bound to a locality which has in the meantime been robbed of many of the public spaces and shared activities that once generated community.

- Jonathan Sacks, The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations

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