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Remaking Democracy In America

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Many Americans are deeply dissatisfied with the political sphere and the state of their country, baffled that Donald Trump was elected and that he continues to voice opinions and ideas that reflect ignoble principles. This book posits that democracy is defined by how well a government operationalizes the will of the people without impinging on any minority. What that will is can be expressed at the ballot box and can result in the people supporting an undemocratic outcome. However, politics in the USA are overshadowed by the Supreme Court’s equation of spending money with speech and recognition of corporations possessing the right to exercise the civil liberties previously reserved solely for human citizens. What is missing in American democracy is participation by citizens in the public sphere. If political change leading to greater equality of opportunity is going to occur depends on whether Americans recognize that as a needed, worthy goal and begin to act in ways to see it realized.

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Bear Kosik

Bear Kosik began a third career as a writer in June 2014 after 30 years in education. He is the author of three science fiction novels (one under the name Hugh Dudley) and has a non-fiction book, “Remaking Democracy in America.” Five of his short plays have been produced Off-Off-Broadway. In addition, he has had many short fiction pieces, essays, and poems published in anthologies, reviews, and e-zines. Bear aims to introduce readers to neo-post-modern work filled with absurdities, profundities, and realities.

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Many Americans are deeply dissatisfied with the political sphere and the state of their country, baffled that Donald Trump was elected and that he continues to voice opinions and ideas that reflect ignoble principles. This book posits that democracy is defined by how well a government operationalizes the will of the people without impinging on any minority. What that will is can be expressed at the ballot box and can result in the people supporting an undemocratic outcome. However, politics in the USA are overshadowed by the Supreme Court’s equation of spending money with speech and recognition of corporations possessing the right to exercise the civil liberties previously reserved solely for human citizens. What is missing in American democracy is participation by citizens in the public sphere. If political change leading to greater equality of opportunity is going to occur depends on whether Americans recognize that as a needed, worthy goal and begin to act in ways to see it realized.

Additional information

Format

Trade Paperback

ISBN

978-1-941071-79-3

Language

English

Pages

310

Publisher

Stairway Press

Release Date

10/9/2018

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