Brian Slesinsky's Weblog

Saturday, 17 Jan 2004

Democracy as Education

"If we insist on argument as the essence of education, we will defend democracy not as the most efficient but as the most educational form of government, one that extends the circle of debate as widely as possible, and thus forces all citizens to articulate their views, to put their views at risk, and to cultivate the virtues of eloquence, clarity of thought and expression, and sound judgment."

- Christopher Lasch, found in Jay Rosen's weblog