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United We Serve: National Service and the Future of Citizenship
Public rhetoric in the United States has always laid heavy stress on the obligations of citizenship. Bill Clinton praised the idea of service, and so does George W. Bush. Since September 11, the debate over service and the obligations of citizenship has become even more urgent. United We Serve gathers many diverse voices on civic life and civic obligation to explore the ...more
Hardcover, 327 pages
Published June 12th 2003 by Brookings Institution Press
(first published June 1st 2003)
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Interesting book on the concept of public service and the debate about requiring it of all adults. Since most essays were written several years ago and made references to 9/11, it would have helped if their original publication date was included.
Eugene Joseph "E. J." Dionne, Jr. is an American journalist and political commentator, and a long-time op-ed columnist for The Washington Post. He is also a Senior Fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution, a University Professor in the Foundations of Democracy and Culture at the McCourt School of Public Policy, a Senior Research Fellow at Saint Anselm College, and an NPR, MSNBC, ...moreMore about E.J. Dionne Jr....