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Walker's "Drafting Error" and the Democratic Promise of Executive Function

Harry Boyte | Posted 02.09.2015 | College
Harry Boyte

Walker's attack has traction for the same reason extremist forces have been able to attack education across the country. The purpose and cultural logic of education have shrunk, creating vulnerabilities.

Populism and Higher Education for the Age of the Smart Machine

Harry Boyte | Posted 03.16.2015 | College
Harry Boyte

Real populism does not mean simply railing against banks, as liberals pining for an Elizabeth Warren presidential bid assume. Genuine populism is a vision of democratic renaissance based on cross-partisan civic empowerment.

Bayard Rustin and the Audacity of Hope

Harry Boyte | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Harry Boyte

President Obama's posthumous award of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Bayard Rustin on November 20, 2013, marked overdue recognition of Rustin's extraordinary contributions to the civil rights movement.

Reclaiming Our Democracy -- Lessons From the Trenches of Citizen Advocacy

Harry Boyte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Harry Boyte

The University of Minnesota recently hosted Sam Daley-Harris, founder of RESULTS. Sam was on a book tour for the 20th edition of Reclaiming Our Democracy, and I prepared for the dialogue between us following his talk.

Why Doesn't Government Get Better? The Case for Experimenting With Microcountries

Josiah Tullis | Posted 07.28.2013 | Politics
Josiah Tullis

Government is a science. Political science is, according to Aristotle, the study of the state. But if governance is a science why don't we see more experimenting with the state? Why aren't we trying new things in government?

Urbanists vs. Technocrats in Detroit

Mitch McEwen | Posted 06.02.2013 | Detroit
Mitch McEwen

Effectively, what we are seeing in Detroit are two different disciplines -- abstract finance on one hand and urban planning and design on the other -- telling two very different stories about the same city.

Europe's Real Problem: A Deficit of Democracy

Mauro Guillén | Posted 08.18.2012 | World
Mauro Guillén

At this grave hour in which the future of Europe and that of the global economy are at stake, let's not forget that European institution-building has always been more effective when based on the national interests of the member states.

China's Worldview: Three Timeless Truths

Tom Doctoroff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tom Doctoroff

What is Chinese culture? Now and forever, perpetual yet shape-shifting,in modern and ancient guises, the Chinese worldview can be distilled down to ...