Empowering Public Wisdom: An Excerpt

The following is the first installment of Empowering Public Wisdom: A Practical Vision of Citizen-Led Politics, available from EVOLVER EDITIONS/North Atlantic Books. 

You can visit the Empowering Public Wisdom homepage here. 
 
Part ONE: A Wiser Democracy — Taking It Seriously 


CHAPTER 1: 
Democracy Is about Power — and the People Democracy—all politics—is about power: who has it and how they use it. Do people try to dominate each other and the world? Do they work together for the common good? Do they have the freedom to develop and use their own personal and collective power? If we want to preserve and expand democracy, we need to understand some important facts about power.

To read Chapter 1, please download the PDF here.