John Dewey quote about democracy from Democracy and Education - A democracy is more than a form of government; it is primarily a mode of associated living, of conjoint communicated experience.
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A democracy is more than a form of government; it is primarily a mode of associated living, of conjoint communicated experience.
 John Dewey, Democracy and Education (1916). copy citation

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Author John Dewey
Source Democracy and Education
Topic democracy government association
Date 1916
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/852/852-h/852-h.htm

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“Since a democratic society repudiates the principle of external authority, it must find a substitute in voluntary disposition and interest; these can be created only by education. But there is a deeper explanation. A democracy is more than a form of government; it is primarily a mode of associated living, of conjoint communicated experience. The extension in space of the number of individuals who participate in an interest so that each has to refer his own action to that of others, and to consider the action of others to give point and direction to his own, is equivalent to the breaking down of those barriers of class, race, and national territory which kept men from perceiving the full import of their activity.” source

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