TITLE

Is Political Freedom Our Primary Task?

AUTHOR(S)
Cohen, Jeremy
PUB. DATE
March 2004
SOURCE
Journalism & Mass Communication Educator;Spring2004, Vol. 59 Issue 1, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
More than a half century has passed since Alexander Meiklejohn wrote in his preface to Political Freedom that a primary task of American education is to arouse and to cultivate, in all members of the body politic, a desire to understand what the national plan of government is. There are many views of what a national plan of government is, of whether there is an obligation to teach it, of how that plan should be represented and taught in colleges in universities, and of whether or not teaching about political freedom and democracy, includes teaching students to participate in political communities beyond the classroom. Meiklejohn's view appears to offer a more comforting position for those seeking libertarian outlook in which the press and the public play a fundamental role in a government of We the People.
ACCESSION #
13858247

 

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