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America’s founders believed civic education and historical knowledge would prevent tyranny – and foster democracy

America’s founders believed civic education and historical knowledge would prevent tyranny – and foster democracy

The majority of Americans today are anxious; they believe their democracy is under threat. In fact, democracies deteriorate easily. As was feared since the times of Greek philosopher Plato, they may suddenly succumb to mob rule. The people will think they have an inalienable right to manifest their opinions – which means to state out loud whatever passes […] … learn more→