Can We Talk to "Them"?

Like it or not, democratic citizenship imposes a burden on us: to perfect an imperfect union. Retreating into our own safe zones won’t accomplish that.

By Ethan Porter

Teaching the Skills of Citizenship

By Hahrie Han

Are We Still Making Citizens?

Democracy requires a commitment to the public good. But for a long time now, our citizens have been taught to see themselves as only private actors.

By Leon Botstein

Talking Democracy—and Democracy—at the Guiding Lights Weekend

On March 8-10, the Guiding Lights Network will host the Guiding Lights Weekend, an interactive conference on creative citizenship in Seattle, Washington. In time for the event, Democracy launches its Spring 2012 issue this week, featuring a symposium on "Reclaiming Citizenship," discussing progressive first principles on reinvigorating civic life.

By Michael Fantauzzo