How Onetime Social Pillars Are Crumbling—PICTURES
Updated: April 19, 2012 | 4:36 p.m.
April 19, 2012 | 4:16 p.m.
The latest report in the Restoration Calls series examines how the institutions in Muncie, Ind.—dubbed Middletown by 20th-century sociologists—have let down the Americans who live there.
"With few notable exceptions, the nation's onetime social pillars are ill-equipped for the 21st century," write Ron Fournier and Sophie Quinton in the National Journal cover story.
This gallery takes a closer look at whom the system disappointed: