We are coming to the end of 2019, and people seem to enjoy reviewing the events of the past year. Here, however, is something a little different. We will consider events of 2019 with respect to a question: how did those events tear or repair our nation’s social fabric?
We will tackle this subject in three posts. In this post we will consider what our social fabric involves. In the second and third posts we will look at major events in 2019 and consider how they involved our struggle over the character of our nation’s social fabric.
What does the expression “social fabric” mean?
The demographics of an area that consists of wealth, ethnic composition, level of education, rate of employment and regional values that are combined to create this social fabric. (from here (thelawdictionary.org); similar definition here (businessdictionary.com))
What is puzzling about this definition? The expression “social fabric” is a metaphor. To…
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