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Citizens: Neither Audience nor Consumers but Makers

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In a viable self-governing nation… citizens can only know themselves by way of the civic agency. True citizens are not the audience of their government, nor its consumers; they are its makers.

–Hyde, Lewis. Common as Air (NY: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2010) 27

 

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Written by kirkistan

August 19, 2014 at 5:00 am

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  1. Nailed it! People want to revolt against and convict all who are a manifestation of their own ways. we treat each other as untrusted opponents within our own families and communities and expect our regulators to treat us otherwise.

    travisthetraveler

    August 19, 2014 at 6:44 am


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