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In the spirit of the first public sphere in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Europe, this site is dedicated to cultivating democratic ideas, beliefs, and practices. Please take a look around.

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Edward J. Woell

The Fourteenth Annual
John Hallwas Lecture
at Western Illinois University,
September 1, 2016.