The Politics of the Dream: Marching Orders from Martin

Harry C. Boyte

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/2013

Issue: Prophets and Politicians (Vol. 33, No 3, Summer, 2013)

Martin Luther King Jr., whose “I Have a Dream” speech was delivered fifty years ago, was able to couple his dream of what might be with a firm rootedness in what is—the human condition. He recognized that significant change would require revision of our very notion of democracy: from one based in governments and institutions to one based in citizen-centered participation.

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