Democracy’s Multitudes

Before the whirlwind of the holidays, my friend and democracy- hero, Peter Levine, published a blog post entitled “why the deliberative democracy framework doesn’t quite work for me.” It made me a little prickly given that I am the director of an organization with “deliberative democracy” right in the name. And yet, I understand. My […]

To Speak the Truth: Reflections on the first Democracy Salon

“It takes two to speak the truth – one to speak and another to hear.” ~Henry David Thoreau It was the kind of dinner party I dream of. There were candles. And flowers. There was wine. And falafel and tabbouleh and kabobs from the legendary Nicholas Restaurant.  And most importantly: nine super-smart people—each of them […]