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(The Lost City: The Forgotten Virtues Of Community In America.pdf) Millions of Americans yearn for a lost sense of community for the days when neighbors looked out for one another and families were stable and secure The s are regarded as the golden age of community but s rebellion and s nostalgia have blurred our view of what life was really like back then In i The Lost City i Alan Ehrenhalt cuts through the fog immersing us in the sights sounds and rhythms of life in America forty years ago He takes us down the streets and into the homes schools and shops of three neighborhoods in one quintessentially American city Chicago In St Nicholas of Tolentine parish on the Southwest Side we see how the local Catholic church served as the moral and social center of community life In Bronzeville the heart of the black South Side we meet the civic leaders who offered hope and role models to people hemmed in by poverty and segregation And in Elmhurst a commuter suburb bursting with new subdivisions we witness the culture of middle class conformity and the ways in which children and adults bent to the rules of the majority culture Through evocative stories and incisive analysis Ehrenhalt shows that the glue holding each neighborhood together was an unstated social compact under which people accepted limits in their lives and deferred to authority figures to enforce those limits a compact destroyed by the baby boomers rejection of authority in the s Since that time an entire generation has come to believe that personal choice is the most important of life s values But Ehrenhalt argues that if we truly wish to balance the demands of modern life with a feeling of community we have a great deal to learn from the limited life of the s i The Lost City i reveals the price we must pay to restore community in our lives today and the values that will make such a restoration possibleDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming The Lost City: The Forgotten Virtues Of Community In America books for multiple devices.