"The very success of democracy depends upon the knowledge and skills of its citizens."
June 15, 2016
The most fundamental question to any democracy has been and will always be, “What did you know and when did you know it?” At the heart of democracy is an informed citizenry. The prospect of self-government, the definition of democracy...
Unorthodox Lawmaking: New Legislative Processes in the U.S. Congress
They hung, nine in all, from an old hanger. Seemingly planet mobiles are found in every elementary school classroom. The nine planets are ubiquitous. Though scientists now tell u...
The Rhetorical Presidency
Jeffrey K. Tulis
Not too long ago in a Turkish town it was reported that one ill-advised lamb took a leap of faith over the edge of a cliff. 1,500 more sheep followed. Many of them died. Leadership matters.
Our Founding Fathers w...
The American Voter
Angus Campbell, Philip Converse, Warren Miller and Donald Stokes
The “fearsome foursome,” as they were called, from the University of Michigan Survey Research Center permanently etched into our political fabric in 1960 the sacred truths about the A...
Civic Culture: Political Attitudes and Democracy in Five Nations
Gabriel A. Almond and Sidney Verba
Kings and their kind reigned over us for most of human history. How did we learn to be democratic? Or as Harold Laswell so famously asked, “To what extent is it poss...
Timely Second Opinion
July 24, 2016
Commander-in-Sheep: The Perilous Modern Presidency
The American Voter: Party On
Culture Club: Looking for Civic Karma
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