A Fragile Democracy

By Daniel Terris

Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media), January 2005

In reflecting on the role of "moral values" in the 2005 presidential campaign and election, the author asserts that values should be a concern to all citizens. Experience with loss and recovery and resistance to the utopian impulse should allow Jewish voices to speak with special relevance on the connection between values and the political future. As we look towards the next administration, Jews can help Americans be passionate about making the full spectrum of values central to public discourse, with one eye privately fixed on the dark truth that democracy is fragile and can be subverted from within.

Topic: Political Behavior, Elections, Democracy, Public Policy, Politics, Values

Name of Publication: Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas

Editor: Berrin, Susan

Volume/Issue: 35/617

Page Number(s): 14

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Genre: Article

Coverage: United States

Language: English

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Bibliographic Information:
Terris, Daniel. A Fragile Democracy. Sh'ma: A Journal of Jewish Ideas. Jewish Family & Life (JFL Media). January 2005: 14. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=6376


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