What holds the world together, Eric Klinenberg believes, is social infrastructure.
We’re watching our country go through the rejection of its political and religious institutions. Why are they important?
Humans can't flourish without institutions, flawed as they are. Holding them accountable, and increasing their capacity, enhances human life.
Some Americans see themselves as isolated individuals struggling in a forbidding environment. Institutions do things to them, not for or with them.