Howard Husock joins City Journal editor Brian Anderson to discuss Husock’s new book, Who Killed Civil Society? The Rise of Big Government and Decline of Bourgeois Norms.

Government-run social programs funded with tax dollars are thought to be the “solution” to America’s social ills. But in his new book, Who Killed Civil Society?, Husock shows that historically, it was voluntary organizations and civic society, operating independently from government and its mandates, that best promoted the habits and values conducive to upward social mobility.

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  1. colleenb Member
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    A great reminder that things are not always as they are, or have even recently been. The whole idea of completely non-governmental entities doing things we now look only to government for has become, unfortunately, mind-boggling. Great podcast and subject. PS – not to kick a kid but can you imagine Greta Thunberg being orphaned and making her way through foster homes? Come to think of it, maybe she would be better off.

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