Robert D. Putnam  

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"Diversity seems to trigger not in-group/out-group division, but anomie or social isolation. In colloquial language, people living in ethnically diverse settings appear to “hunker down”—that is, to pull in like a turtle." --"E Pluribus Unum: Diversity and Community in the Twenty-First Century" (2007) by Robert D. Putnam

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Robert David Putnam (born 1941) is an American political scientist best known for Bowling Alone which argues that the United States has undergone an unprecedented collapse in civic, social, associational, and political life (social capital) since the 1960s, with serious negative consequences.




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