Calabria City for Countless other events, institutions, and discourses, not only national but also local and international, not only political but also economic, technological, social, and cultural, have played and will continue to play key roles in shaping who Americans are and how they behave individually and collectively. modernity and postmodernity 9 9 It is said that nature abhors a vacuum. Power also abhors a vacuum. If a form of power is diminished or dies out, some other form of power quickly fills the void. What makes for freedom in politics, then, is not an absence of power but multiplicity of its forms. Only amid the vast diversity of social life and countless countervailing sources of power can the individual discover or create the wiggle room needed to express his freedom. The latitude for original thought and autonomous action may not at times be great. Calabria City 2016.