Recreating Society Arguing that global communications have fragmented national cultures and that multiculturalism, intended to reduce social friction, is today reinforcing it, Rabbi Sacks advocates for a new approach to national identity.
He envisions a responsibility- rather than rights-based model of citizenship that connects the ideas of giving and belonging. We should see society as "the home we build together," bringing the distinctive gifts of different groups to the common good. Sacks warns of the hazards free and open societies face in the 21st century, and offers an unusual religious defense of liberal democracy and the nation state. The logical sequel to Sacks' award-winning See also Uncommon Decency