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“We’re all in this together” has become an inspirational rallying cry amid the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent shutdowns. But never before have Americans been so far apart. Children are out of school. Our neighborhood pubs and coffee shops are empty. Main Streets are deserted, and workers do not see their colleagues anymore.
How are communities surviving and adapting while communal gatherings are banned? How are families, which depend so much on community support, faring under the added stress?
Two of the finest scholars on family and community — David Brooks of The New York Times and the Weave Project and Isabel V. Sawhill of the Brookings Institution — join AEI’s Timothy P. Carney to discuss the plight of community and family under the coronavirus pandemic.
This audio first appeared at an AEI event held on June 1, 2020, at AEI’s headquarters in Washington, DC.
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