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The Civic Mission of Higher Education at a Time of Democratic Discontent

Peter Levine


Despite serious weaknesses in the political culture of the United States today, three promising developments are evident: a renaissance of political theory, reforms of colleges and universities that connect them better to their surrounding communities, and widespread civic innovation outside of academia. The true civic mission of higher education is to bring together political theory and practice, academia and grassroots civic renewal in order to spawn the social and intellectual movements that are capable of reviving American democracy.

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