The State of the Nation Starts in Your Street →

Hugh Mackay, writing for The Conversation:

The message of the me culture is antithetical to our true nature as communitarians; as people genetically programmed to co-operate rather than compete; as people whose very identity is inextricably linked to the groups we belong to; as people who will shrivel up (emotionally, if not physically) if we are not nurtured by the experience of engaging with the lives – and sharing the pain – of those around us.

A thought-provoking look at the current ‘state of the nation’.