Democracy in the Making

Democracy in the Making

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qIn 1908, a remarkable direction in community learning began in Boston and spread across the country, becoming the Open Forum lecture movement. These locally planned, trans-denominational lectures, followed by periods for questions, were characterized as qthe striking of mind upon mind.q This study recovers the movement and shows what can be applied to our time. George W. Coleman brought a deep commitment to free speech in developing the Forum and Mary Caroline Crawford was essential in implementing it. Understanding this initiative broadens our awareness of personal and community courage and democratic planning. We can regain this informed, reflective, respectful approach, and achieve an America qto beq--a democracy in the makingq--Publisher's website.The Open Forum Lecture Movement Arthur S. Meyers. a€œNot only farmers and factory workers but also some merchants, small ... The Exalted Cyclops operated an auto repair shop. Other officers represented a wide range of the community: twoanbsp;...

Title:Democracy in the Making
Author:Arthur S. Meyers
Publisher:Rowman & Littlefield - 2012-11-21


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