Civil Society

I've collected some recent thoughts under the heading of "What Does it Mean to be Civic?" (March 16, 2004).

When I was deputy director of the National Commission on Civic Renewal, I developed an Index of National Civic Health (or INCH) that showed the following troubling trend (click here for details):

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My recommendations for improving U.S. civil society include civic (or public) journalism (go to article), stronger unions, tax reform, civic education, and other ideas that are described in my book, The New Progressive Era.

Here are some other relevant articles that you can read online: