Saturday, January 5, 2008

Richard Dreyfuss and Democracy

"Tools of Civics: reason, logic, clarity of thought, dissent, debate, and civility"
~Richard Dreyfuss

Dreyfuss gets his chronology mixed up in a few places, but what do you think of his point?

Note connection to Neil Postman's Narrative: "The American Experiment" (the story of America as a great experiment and as a center of continuous argument)and earlier post on Maine's Common Core of Learning Revisited.

See also Jamie McKenzie's latest article titled "Brave New Citizen" at From Now On


Flickr Photo by Louder
NCSS Thematic Strands: Civics

1 comment:

Randal L. Schwartz said...

Listen to his full hour-long talk in our podcast feed at and - good stuff.