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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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