The Chronicle of Higher Education Review is celebrating its 10th anniversary with a special issue just out. They asked 23 scholars and artists, including Parker Palmer, to submit a piece on the "defining idea" of the next decade. You can read Parker's piece here, or view the entire issue here.
Democracy depends on citizens who can work within the democracy's tensions by speaking confidently and listening openly, finding new ways to think, act, and connect with one other. We who educate the young (and the not-so-young) must spend the next decade proving that we value the gift of democracy and are doing what we can to pay it forward.
More Parker Palmer on democracy here.