The Vermont Papers: Recreating Democracy on a Human Scale
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The Vermont Papers: Recreating Democracy on a Human Scale

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The Vermont Papers proposes a radical change in government. The authors are passionate advocates of such basic American values as self-reliance, tolerance, community aid, diversity, and liberty. Their subject is the plight of democracy in America. They argue that Vermont can show the rest of the nation how to govern itself democratically in the next century.

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Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 1st 1990 by Chelsea Green Publishing Company (first published September 1st 1989)
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Jared
Mar 04, 2008 Jared rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone who wants to learn more about Vermont and/or possibilities for human-scale democracy
This is the second book (after Believing Cassandra by Alan Atkisson) that transformed the way I thought about the world and thus changed the way I lived my life as a result.

The beginning of the book has some wonderful Vermont history that only expanded my appreciation for my home state. This book is definitely a must read for anyone from Vermont or thinking about moving there.

More than that though, I think that the core ideas about "real democracy" that may seem specific to Vermont are really...more
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