An Unbalanced Crucible

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    The National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement, A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy’s Future (Washington, DC: Association of American Colleges and Universities, 2012).

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    Aristotle, The Politics 3.4.1277a.

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    George Washington, Farewell Address, September 19, 1796,

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    Bill Bishop, The Big Sort: Why the Clustering of Like-Minded America Is Tearing Us Apart (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2008); Richard Florida, The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It’s Transforming Work, Leisure, Community, and Everyday (New York: Basic Books, 2002); and Charles Murray, Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960–2010 (New York: Crown Forum, 2012), which is reviewed in the Summer 2012 Academic Questions by Russell K. Nieli.

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Deneen, P.J. An Unbalanced Crucible. Acad. Quest. 25, 337–342 (2012).

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