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Yes, American Democracy (Really) is Dying - Eudaimonia and Co

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"America is not dead yet! you cry. You’re right. But  to resuscitate democracy must be  nourished by reason, sanity, and decency. And if we are to renew it, we must invest in these  things like we’ve never invested before.  America didn’t water its democracy -- it didn’t: build better schools, make sure everyone had mental healthcare (or any healthcare), treat its own people with respect and dignity, build public media instead of Faux News, and so on. America’s sanity, reason, and decency dwindled. And thus it let the waters that should have nourished democracy become something like a billionaire’s fountain — pointless, useless, a decoration that signals who won, and who lost…a futile game. The tree of democracy withered..Does it have life left in it yet?  Democracy is a living, breathing thing — and all living things needs nourishment."

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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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