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Putnam's Bowling Alone Reviewed

A review of Robert Putnam's important new book, Bowling Alone concludes "Magnificent and yet unpersuasive."
April 9, 2001, 11am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community by Robert D. Putnam is a groundbreaking book based on vast new data in which Putnam shows how we have become increasingly disconnected from family, friends, neighbors, and our democratic structures-- and how we may reconnect. However, the reviewer concludes: "But if Robert Putnam really wants to promote a great awakening, he may have to learn to speak and listen in a different vocabulary for his next book."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Thursday, October 6, 2005 in The Public Interest
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