Stories By 'TOM ROBERTSON'
In a recent article (“Democracy as a Way of Life”), I wrote about John Dewey’s idea that democracy should be not just a way for organising government but a “way of life.”“To say democracy is only a form of government,” Dewey wrote, “is to say home is a more or less geometrical arrangement of bricks and mortar; that the church is a building with pews, pulpit, and spire. It is true; they certainly are so much. But it is false; they are so infinitely more.”
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In these days of elections and change in Nepal, I wish we’d hear a lot more about schools. Few institutions have as much power to foster real, long-lasting democracy in Nepal’s many towns and villages—or, sadly, to block it.
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In these days of elections and change in Nepal, I wish we’d hear a lot more about schools. Few institutions have as much power to foster real, long-lasting democracy in Nepal’s many towns and villages—or, sadly, to block it.
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