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.”

—Obama, The Audacity of Hope

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.”

—Obama, The Audacity of Hope

“… we have been certified by independent groups as the most transparent White House in history…. ...

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