Educating for Democracy in a Changing World: Understanding Freedom in Contemporary America
Stephen M. Fain, Judith J. Slater, David M. Callejo-Pérez
Peter Lang, 2007 - Education - 168 pages
It is the premise of Educating for Democracy in a Changing World that in the wake of the events of 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, people recognize that there is an ever-increasing threat to democratic societies and nations. For most citizens of the world, freedom is a requisite condition of democracy. Understanding democracy has become difficult at a time when we are bombarded with phrases and slogans that seek to dichotomize it. This collection of essays is based on the contemporary responses of a diverse group of writers from education, international relations, law, political science, history, psychology, philosophy, and sociology to the questions about democracy for Americans within the context of the changing world.
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Great book! It brings a new prospective on the American Character and brings to an understanding that the United States in constantly evolving. Highly recommend it to young adults who are open minded to the evolving society.
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