Harry Boyte discusses the need for citizen action and civic agency.
If there is expansion of government efforts during the Obama years to catalyze citizen agency, it will help to grow the information-age populism which is beginning to appear. Such populism finds common ground with conservatives who champion mediating institutions, recognizing their wisdom about the human person. Information-age populism also advances a broader agenda -- return of "we the people" to the center of democracy.
December 4, 2012