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individual and the state can maintain an appropriate relationship only so long as a flourishing civil society mediates between them
Ross Douthat in his introduction to Robert Nisbet’s book, The Quest for Community:
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In premodern society, this yearning was fulfilled by a multiplicity of human-scale associations: guilds and churches and universities, manors and villages and monasteries, and of course the primal community of family.