Palaces for the People: How Social Infrastructure Can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

Palaces for the People

By Eric Klinenberg. Suggests that the future of democratic societies rests not simply on shared values but on shared spaces: such as libraries, childcare centers, churches, and parks where crucial connections are formed. Interweaving research with examples from around the globe, shows how “social infrastructure” is helping to solve some of society’s most pressing challenges. Ultimately offers a blueprint for bridging seemingly unbridgeable divides. Read more.