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A Passion for Democracy:
American Essays
Benjamin R. Barber

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. IAmerican Theory: Democracy, Liberalism, and Rights
Ch. 1Liberal Democracy and the Costs of Consent3
Ch. 2Foundationalism and Democracy19
Ch. 3Why Democracy Must Be Liberal: An Epitaph for Marxism31
Ch. 4The Compromised Republic: Public Purposelessness in America41
Ch. 5The Rights of We the People Are All the Rights There Are60
Ch. 6Have Rights Gone Wrong? The Reconstruction of Rights79
Pt. IIAmerican Practice: Leadership, Citizenship, and Censorship
Ch. 7Neither Leaders nor Followers: Citizenship under Strong Democracy95
Ch. 8Command Performance: Where Have All the Leaders Gone?111
Ch. 9The Undemocratic Party System: Citizenship in an Elite/Mass Society119
Ch. 10One Nation Indivisible or a Compact of Sovereign States? The Two Faces of Federalism134
Ch. 11The Market as Censor in a World of Consumer Totalism143
Pt. IIIEducation for Democracy: Civic Education, Service, and Citizenship
Ch. 12Thomas Jefferson and the Education of the Citizen161
Ch. 13The Civic Mission of the University178
Ch. 14Service, Citizenship, and Democracy: Civic Duty as an Entailment of Civil Right187
Ch. 15Cultural Conservatism and Democratic Education: Lessons from the Sixties203
Ch. 16America Skips School: Why We Talk So Much about Education and Do So Little214
Ch. 17Education for Democracy225
Pt. IVDemocracy and Technology: Endless Frontier or End of Democracy?
Ch. 18The Second American Revolution237
Ch. 19Pangloss, Pandora, or Jefferson? Three Scenarios for the Future of Technology and Democracy245
Ch. 20The New Telecommunications Technology: Endless Frontier or the End of Democracy?258
Index283

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