Reimagining American Community

We talk about a wonderful essay collection by localist Bill Kaufmann called Look Homeward, America and the neighborhood microfunding project called Detroit Soup before talking to Nathan Schneider about his days caught up in the middle of the Occupy encampment in NYC, platform cooperativism, and what radical Catholicism has to do with all this.

About the Author
A native Texan, Elias spent several good years studying classics and medieval Italian at UC Berkeley before wasting several more years in financial journalism around Chicago. He has written for Strong Towns, the American Scholar, the New Urbs blog, and the Gary Catholic Worker and is the co-author of a textbook on character education. He briefly published something called The Armchair Historian. None of his three teenage daughters display an interest in the Greek and Latin classics thus far. He and his family reside in leafy Valparaiso IN.