Monthly Archives: July 2017

The Dreamers and The Hoarders: Class and Opportunity in Contemporary America

This post is the second in our Summer Reading Group series discussing recent books on the current state of American democracy.   Richard Reeves. Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class Is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That … Continue reading

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Keep Reading with Us!  Summer Reading Group, Part II

By Jennifer Raymond Dresden, Associate Director of the Democracy & Governance Program Richard V. Reeves.  Dream Hoarders: How the American Upper Middle Class is Leaving Everyone Else in the Dust, Why That’s a Problem, and What to Do About It.  … Continue reading

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Unsafe Blacks, Poor Whites, and the Distance Between Us

It is becoming increasingly difficult, in no small part because we make it difficult, to truly listen to those on the other side.
Books can help, for they can transport us to new worlds and help us see things through the eyes of someone else. Continue reading

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Cracks in American Democracy

By Evan Chiacchiaro, Master’s Candidate of the Democracy and Governance Program at Georgetown University Political science suggests that the American political system may be approaching a crisis point. It’s time to pay attention. It has been over 150 years since … Continue reading

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