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The work of citizenship

Harry Boyte comments on the importance of higher education institutions as centers of civic engagement.

The nation was filled with citizen teachers, citizen business owners, citizen clergy, citizen nurses and doctors, even citizen politicians. These saw their work as woven into the life of communities, and helped to create myriad centers of independent power. A sense of democracy as the public work of everyone, in many settings, was widespread.

Huffington Post
September 12, 2012

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