a public sphere

a virtual space for discussion, debate, and deliberation


Welcome, new and returning readers!

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.

Edward J. Woell

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