Posts by Jim Smith

DEMOCRACY: The Institutionalization of Liberty

Trust is contingent on the evidence which one party provides the others of his true, concrete intentions; it cannot exist if that party’s words do not coincide with their actions. To say one thing and do another – to take one’s own words lightly – cannot inspire trust. To glorify democracy and to silence the…

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Still Doing Democracy!

Still Doing Democracy! Finding Common Ground and Acting for the Common Good JoAnn McAllister and Jim Smith The human heart is the first home of democracy. It is where we embrace our questions: Can we be equitable? Can we be generous? Can we listen with our whole beings, not just our minds, and offer our…

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