These days, everything puts me in mind of Jane Addams. Many of the social problems we face today — the fraying social fabric, widening inequality, anxieties over immigration, concentrated poverty, the return of cartoonish hypermasculinity — are the same problems she faced 130 years ago. And in many ways her responses were more sophisticated than ours.
"The Jane Addams Model" is from the April 24, 2017 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by David Brooks and narrated by Kristi Burns.