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Stephen Downes

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I don't make political posts here on OLDaily, for some very good reasons, but I am interested and informed about the ongoing trials of western democracies and the challenges they face. This post from SSIR talks about adopting a 'founders mentality' in order to rebuild the structures of society. But that points to the problem as well as the solution - no doubt we need to renew democracy, but this will not be accomplished by a small group of well-connected individuals drafting a manifesto. Today's democracy does depend on such groups, and that's a big part of the problem. We need to learn to govern ourselves inclusively, creating a society that works for all, and that's a different set of skills from the ones we learned about working and negotiating in small groups and teams.

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