On Thinking Institutionally

To champion institutions, institutional values and institutional thinking may seem like the ultimate fool’s errand, and On Thinking Institutionally may be the dullest title you’ve ever come across, but Hugh Heclo’s analysis of U.S. culture is powerful and prophetic—as powerful and prophetic as Christopher Lasch’s classic The Culture of Narcissism, Robert Bellah and colleagues’ Habits of the Heart and Robert Putnam’s Bowling Alone.


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