Author Topic: Who Governs? Robert Dahl  (Read 60 times)

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Re: Who Governs? Robert Dahl
« on: May 04, 2018, 09:18:18 am »
People are more isolated from each other living in big cities than small towns.  They're more isolated from each other living in big apartment blocks than they are in detached houses in the suburbs.   Even though we have more people living closer together, we have less community.  I've lived 30 feet away from a family of 3 for five years, and I've probably only spoken to them a handful of times. I don't even know their names.

Even then, I think rural spaces are still isolated from larger society. That's one of the biggest criticisms rural Republicans have in the United States and it's also one of the biggest criticisms in Canada. "The West Wants In" was the rallying cry, remember? I agree with you though that it's paradoxical to think that people living shoulder-to-shoulder are so isolated from each other. However, I think a large driver of that is the internet. It has broken the spatial and temporal bounds of society. With no spatio-temporal relation anymore, there is no place. We're more connected by being disconnected from the here and now.
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