It is the premise of
Educating for Democracy in a Changing World that in the wake of the events of 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, people recognize that there is an ever-increasing threat to democratic societies and nations. For most citizens of the world, freedom is a requisite condition of democracy. Understanding democracy has become difficult at a time when we are bombarded with phrases and slogans that seek to dichotomize it. This collection of essays is based on the contemporary responses of a diverse group of writers from education, international relations, law, political science, history, psychology, philosophy, and sociology to the questions about democracy for Americans within the context of the changing world.
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2007. 176 pp.
Contents: Stephen M. Fain: The Fundamentals of Freedom in the Modern World – David J. R. Frakt/Arthur N. Frakt: Roosevelt’s
Vision in Legal and Political Jeopardy – Robert Gutierrez: The Four Freedoms Viewed in Comparison to Traditional American
Political Ideals – Lesley A. Northrup: The First Amendment, the Second Freedom, and the Third Millennium – Pablo Toral: Four
Freedoms in a Global Context – Louis A. Pagliaro/Ann Marie Pagliaro: Freedom, Fear, and Terrorism in Democratic Societies
– Steven Selden: The Neoconservative Challenge to the Undergraduate Curriculum: The Case of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute
and the American Council for Trustees and Alumni – David M. Callejo Pérez: Studies: High School History as Racial Text – Jennifer
Deets: Flags and Homeschooling: Symbols of Freedom and Democracy – Donn C. Worgs/Leon D. Caldwell: Democratizing Education:
Lessons from the African American Experience – Judith J. Slater: Language of the Curriculum: Memes of Practice.