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The Death of "Why?" by Andrea Batista Schlesinger

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Part IIIPolitics: Engaged or Connected?

“He seems to me to be the only one in politics to approach the subject correctly, because it’s quite right to make young men and their future excellence your first concern—just as a good farmer is likely to concern himself first with the young plants, and only then with the others.”

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During the fall of 2008, as the presidential campaign was roaring to a close, I spoke to a group of undergraduates majoring in political science at the City College of New York. After I encouraged the students to become more involved in politics and to think more about the questions they have about their democracy, a young African-American student in the back raised her hand. ...

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