Free Speech, Expensive Speech

Representative Jay R. Kaufman, Massachusetts State Legislator (Lexington) and Director of the Northeastern University Center for Leadership and Public Life

Democracy demands an informed and engaged electorate, but we are challenged to get reliable information and sort through all the noise. What works and what impedes the public conversation today, and how should we be caring for the public square?

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  • John

    Is there any support for establishing a minimum level of awareness or competency for the franchise? The direction seems to be a race to the bottom. This does not bode well for the future of our democaracy.

    January 3, 2013

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