RE: Democracy WEB Dubois - "Of The Ruling of Men" (1920)

Continuing the discussion from Saturday Forum Open Governance Circle Meets April 3 - 11am PST / 2pm EST / 1800 GMT - New Time!:

Saw a Tweet from Member @ntnsndr today linking to a brilliant essay by WEB Dubois that resonates powerfully with ‘Democracy’ themes from this morning’s discussion in the Governance Circle session.

Particular points:

  • The history of anti-democratic tendencies
  • The necessity of education
  • The necessity of serving those with the least agency
  • The threat of tyrannical majorities
  • Social conditions in America since the Civil War

Link to Text: Of the Ruling of Men