David Larson is opinion editor of Carolina Journal, a publication of the John Locke Foundation in North Carolina. He has a masters in theological studies from Spring Hill College and was recently certified in New Urbanism by the University of Miami School of Architecture. David lives in Hillsborough, N.C., with his wife and two young children. His work has also appeared in The Federalist, Crisis Magazine, and the Catholic World Report.
Genuine community only arises when we need one another, and to the extent that we can fool ourselves into thinking we’re self-sufficient, we will find ourselves living in Frankenstein communities as beastly demigods, doomed to forever contrive chitchat or wave awkwardly to people who will always remain largely strangers.