Local problems, local solutions

From the conclusion to “The ‘New Normal:’   A Communitarian Moment?” by Pete Peterson at Front Porch Republic:

In some significant ways we are returning to the comparison depicted famously by Tocqueville over 170 years ago: “Everywhere that, at the head of a new undertaking, you see the government in France and a great lord in England, count on it that you will perceive an association in the United States.” These sharp differences have waned since Tocqueville penned them, but the need to re-awaken the distinctly American trait of self-governance has never been greater. Will communitarians be ready?

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