Cohen, Jeremy, Journalism & Mass Communication Educator
Princeton historian Sean Wilentz prefaced his 2005 offering, The Rise of American Democracy, Jefferson to Lincoln, with a timely and chilling reminder. It is as apt for education as it is for the subject of his scholarship, the roots and practices of American democracy.
"Democracy is never a gift bestowed by benevolent, farseeing rulers who seek to reinforce their own legitimacy," Wilentz says. "It must always be fought for, by political coalitions that cut across distinctions of wealth, power, and interest. It succeeds and survives only when it is rooted in the lives and expectations of its citizens, and is continually reinvigorated in each generation. Democratic successes are …
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Publication information: Article title: Peace. Contributors: Cohen, Jeremy - Author. Journal title: Journalism & Mass Communication Educator. Volume: 61. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 2006. Page number: 3+. © Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Winter 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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