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Kettering Review December 2012

The Kettering Review is a journal of ideas and activities dedicated to improving the quality of public life in the American democracy. Published by the Kettering Foundation, each issue addresses a single theme, including including the changing roles of the citizen, the press, public leadership, and public opinion. Contributors include a diverse group of American and international educators, historians, philosophers, and social and political scientists. The Review is edited by Robert Kingston and Noëlle McAfee.

The December 2012 edition examines “citizens’ responsibility in a democratic world“.  Below is an excerpt from the introduction…

…these are troubling times for our democracy, and for the institutions whose work it depends upon. So we thought, this season, that we might bring together in one slender volume just a handful of contemporary essays or chapters, exploring the nature of some of our present uncertainties, as a people, and of the challenges that the writers think need to be addressed as a new generation grows to take its place before the problems of our democracies. After reading these essays and extracts, some readers may be tempted to think that we are nearing “the fall”! For each essay —and all were first published within this past year or two—sees democratic peoples losing their sense of direction. Nor is this to be taken as mere election-year hyperbole, for ideologically these writers seem to stand each on somewhat different ground and write with somewhat different havens in their minds and memories.

– Robert J. Kingston, Editor of the Kettering Review

…along with the contents of the journal…

Contents of the December 2012 Edition

Editor’s Letter
Robert J. Kingston

Coming Apart
Charles Murray

The Moral Collapse of the University
Bruce Wilshire

Politics: A Game to Win or a Challenge to Lead
James A. Leach

The Silent Crisis
Martha C. Nussbaum

The Future of Higher Education: Colliding Visions
Jean Johnson

Where We Are Today
Richard Harwood

… afterthoughts
David Mathews

This edition of the journal is currently available as both a free download and in print (also free with shipping) from the Kettering Foundation website.

Resource Link: http://kettering.org/periodicals/kettering-review-december-2012/

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