Chapter 6: Leadership Dilemmas in a Democracy
Leadership Dilemmas in a Democracy
“What the framework of our Constitution can do is organize the way by which we argue about our future. All of its elaborate machinery … [forces] us into a conversation, a “deliberative democracy” in which all citizens are required to engage in a process of testing their ideas against an external reality, persuading others of their point of view, and building shifting alliances of consent.”
“I am angry about policies that consistently favor the wealthy and powerful over average Americans, and insist that government has an important role in opening up opportunity to all.”
“… we have been certified by independent groups as the most transparent White House in history…. ...