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  • First Principles Series Report posted August 20, 2009 by Brian Brown Extended Republic or Centralized Nation-State? Herbert Croly, Progressivism, and the Decline of Civic Engagement

    It has often been observed that the 20th century was the most violent in world history. Wars dominated world affairs on an unprecedented scale. What has been less often noted, particularly in the American experience, is the number of wars declared by national governments on social problems like poverty and drugs--and the appallingly low victory rate in those…

  • Commentary posted March 26, 2009 by Brian Brown Does the U.S. Need a New Call to Public Service? Two Views

    No: When government organizes public service, it cripples public spirit What if public service made you more selfish? It's a counterintuitive notion, to be sure. President Barack Obama, after all, has promised to make public service "a cause of my presidency" to help get the country back on its feet. Ironically, though, his notions of "public" and of "service"…

  • WebMemo posted March 20, 2009 by Brian Brown The Death of Public Service: Serve America Act Sends Volunteerism to Hooverville

    Voluntary service, according to virtually every President since the early 20th century, has been a vital factor in America's success. It provided the groundwork from which 13 disparate colonies could grow into a mighty nation. It survived centuries of wars, depressions, and partisan politics. But today it is dead. So implies the Serve America Act (S. 277).[1] Serve…

  • Commentary posted February 3, 2009 by Brian Brown The Paradox of Public Service

    What if public service made you more selfish? It's a counterintuitive notion, to be sure. President Barack Obama, after all, has promised to make public service 'a cause of my presidency' to help get the country back on its feet. He started things off with a national day of service, and he has many other organized programs on deck. Ironically, though, his notions…

  • WebMemo posted January 15, 2009 by Brian Brown How Americans Can Provide Real Public Service

    Barack Obama's "Call to Serve" speech[1] made public service a major theme of his campaign. In this speech, and in his "Blueprint for Change," he gave two main reasons for this emphasis on public service. The first is that there are many national problems with which coordinated government volunteers could help. The second is that the character of the country needs a…

  • Play Movie Nile Gardiner on BBC World 4/17/08 Video Recorded on June 30, 2008 Nile Gardiner on BBC World 4/17/08

    Nile Gardiner on BBC World 4/17/08…

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