Letter: Neuhaus to Higgins, 9/12/1978


Richard Neuhaus to George Higgins, 9/12/1978

The concept of mediating structures refers to institutions that stand between individuals and their private lives and large public institutions.  Neuhaus and his friend and colleague Peter Berger formulated the term and offered it in their book, To Empower People, From State to Civil Society, published in 1977.  In this note, Neuhaus thanks Higgins for a copy of an address he sent him and for defending his concept of mediating structures.

1.  What does Neuhaus say about Higgins' address?

2.  Why won't Neuhaus respond to Greeley's criticisms?