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Robert D. Putnam is the Peter and Isabel Malkin Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University. He is the author of six previous books, and his articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The American Prospect, and other publications. He lives in Lexington, Massachusetts, and Jaffrey, New Hampshire.

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Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: United States Social conditions 1945-Social change United States History 20th century