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Is America Still Capable of Democracy?

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A great essay: 'We’ve become entitled to democracy — we take it for granted.But it is the people who enable democracy,  with their f energy, motivation, and passion — what the ancient Greeks would have called virtue — to make it flourish ... just like a garden needs tending. America is at precisely this troubled moment in its history. A great contest between all the anti-democratic systems that we know of — authoritarianism, fascism, theocracy, kleptocracy — is what’s really erupting in America today. If you look closely, think carefully, go beneath the headlines, you’ll see a great battle for antidemocratic power being waged.  What happens when a people grow incapable of democracy? Well, then the future isn’t going to be democratic.  The future, which is still unclear, is being contested by different forms and kinds of anti-democratic social and political organization.'

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I began teaching in 1963,; Ba and BS in Education -Brooklyn College. I have the equivalent of 2 additional Master's, mainly in Literacy Studies and Graphic Design. I was the only seventh grade teacher of English from 1990 -1999 at East Side (more...)

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