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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.


    August 19, 2014 at 6:44 am

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