Within a few days of the covid-19 lockdown in Oxford, UK, the street where philosopher Roman Krznaric lives had transformed. An email chain quickly morphed into a WhatsApp group with over 100 neighbors. Parents traded homeschooling tips and compared bread recipes. Food packages, coordinated via cell phone, were delivered to the most vulnerable, and when Krznaric wanted to teach his 11-year-old twins Chinese calligraphy, two sets of brushes appeared on his doorstep.
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