Still Doing Democracy! Finding Common Ground and Acting for the Common Good

Our premise is that American democracy depends on the engagement of the people acting on shared values for the common good. In these posts we will be offering insights and practical tools to understand the underlying myths that influence our perceptions, respond to important issues that need our attention, and develop strategies to participate effectively as Engaged Citizens. We look forward to your contribution to the conversation.

THE MURKINESS OF CIVIL SOCIETY AND SOCIAL CHANGE – PART 2

By Jim Smith | August 11, 2019

THE MURKINESS OF CIVIL SOCIETY AND SOCIAL CHANGE PART 2   Feminism and New Public Discourse   Modern feminist writers…

THE MURKINESS OF CIVIL SOCIETY AND SOCIAL CHANGE – Part 1

By Jim Smith | August 8, 2019

THE MURKINESS OF CIVIL SOCIETY AND SOCIAL CHANGE Part 1 This is the first installment of a discussion of the…

The Ghost of “Postmodernism” and Future Social Change

By Jim Smith | July 23, 2019

  The Ghost of “Postmodernism” and Future Social Change   ‘Postmodernism’ is a concept that has now been around in…

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom – Tenth Installment

By Jim Smith | July 4, 2019

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom Tenth Installment If you’re not careful, the newspapers will have you…

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom Ninth Installment

By Jim Smith | June 27, 2019

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom Ninth Installment “The very design of neoliberal principles is a direct…

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom – Eighth Installment

By Jim Smith | June 20, 2019

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom Eighth Installment “A state of shock is produced when a story…

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom Seventh Installment

By Jim Smith | June 7, 2019

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom Seventh Installment   “This is the permanent tension that lies at…

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom, Sixth Installment

By Jim Smith | May 30, 2019

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom, Sixth Installment   This week we will continue to evaluate the…

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom, Fifth Installment

By Jim Smith | May 21, 2019

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom Fifth Installment “To deny people their human rights is to challenge…

Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom, Installment 4

By Jim Smith | May 15, 2019

  Democracy and the Future of the Quest for Freedom Fourth Installment “The few own the many because they possess…