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Conservatives need community

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Over at, I have a piece commenting on an excellent essay in the Atlantic by AEI economist Michael Strain.

He argues that conservatives are doing a disservice to their own tradition — and to their electoral chances — by ignoring the role that local communities play in American life. There’s more to that life than the Individual and the State. There are also families, neighborhoods, churches, and charities which mediate between the naked individual and the Leviathan nation-state.

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Scott Walter

Walter served in the George W. Bush administration as Special Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy and was vice president for publications and research at the Philanthropy Roundtable. There…