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The American Context of Civil Society

In both the conservative and progressive imagination, civil society is valued—for opposite reasons—as an arbiter between the individual and the national state. But by viewing civil society as the core of America’s social life, we can see our way toward a politics that might overcome some of the dysfunctions of our day.

Congressional Testimony: The State of Social Capital in America Today

Politics cannot solve our country’s 21st century dilemmas. But it can play a role in helping us to solve them. And it can begin to play that role by coming to understand the purpose of government as enabling Americans to better help one another.

The Future of Conservatism in an Age of Alienation: A Long-Read Q&A with Yuval Levin

After 100 some days of the Trump presidency, the Republican Party and the conservative coalition, broadly understood, are still in flux.

Brexit and the Counter-Cosmopolitans

The articulation of a key role for both the community and the nation-state in giving shape to the future and pushing back against political and economic globalism is key to the task conservatives face in the coming years.

Piecing America’s ‘Fractured Republic’ Back Together

No matter their politics, all readers will both learn from and be challenged by Yuval Levin’s framework and insights in his new book The Fractured Republic.

Making the Case for the Good Life

In a bleak political year, there comes a shaft of light in the form of an extraordinary new book, The Fractured Republic.