Toward Civil Behavior
I'm definitely going to seek out that book, William. Thank you for the reference.
Bradley, the book is focused on being responsible for one's own behavior and personal interactions. There is nothing explicit about community life.
I agree that giving Forni's book to someone who is not reflective in and about their own behavior is not worthwhile.
There is a 50+ year old area of psychology that focuses on group relations and group dynamics. This helped me work better in a large corporation and in various nonprofit organizations. As you know well, one needs to want help to make any personal changes.
And for the existentialists among us, a good deal of defensive behavior (my own included) is driven by fear of dying.
On that happy note I wish you a wonderful new year.
single user on the site, but where the poster is invited to immediately repost an edited version. It's only undergoing light testing currently, but anyway, food for thought; and happy to get feedback.