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The term “community,” one of the richest, most basic, and ambivalent words in our civil vocabulary, is undergoing radical change. A true community has always been a reality that is anything but romantic, linear, or simple, because the strongest and deepest human passions are concentrated in it, a place of life and death. Jerusalem is called the “Holy City,” but the founder of the first city was Cain, and myth has it that Rome (and many other cities) was founded following a fratricide.

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Bruni, L. (2015). Community. In: A Lexicon of Social Well-Being. Palgrave Pivot, London. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137528889_6

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