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By Robert E. Litan

Public rhetoric within the usa has continually laid heavy rigidity at the tasks of citizenship. invoice Clinton praised the assumption of carrier, and so does George W. Bush. considering that September eleven, the talk over provider and the tasks of citizenship has turn into much more pressing. United We Serve gathers many different voices on civic existence and civic legal responsibility to discover the belief of nationwide carrier because it pertains to citizenship. Activists and practitioners talk about the increase of the provider flow, its functional successes, and its demanding situations. Policymakers and political leaders discover the hyperlinks among provider and challenge fixing. Political scientists and philosophers attach the provider debate to greater issues approximately democratic participation. The booklet additionally encompasses a energetic debate over even if the U.S. should still reassess obligatory nationwide carrier. The dialogue approximately provider is a debate over how american citizens consider themselves and their nation—and approximately what the "new patriotism" skill. participants comprise: Daniel Blumenthal, Harry Boyte, John M. Bridgeland, Louis Caldera, Bruce Chapman, former President invoice Clinton, Charles Cobb Jr., Jane Eisner, Jean Bethke Elshtain, William Galston, Stephen Goldsmith, Robert D. Haas, Stephen Hess, Peter D. Hart and Mario A. Brossard, Alan Khazei, John Lehman, Leslie Lenkowsky, Paul C. gentle, Michael Lind, Tod Lindberg, Will Marshall and Marc Magee, Senator John McCain, Charles Moskos, Robert Putnam, consultant Charles Rangel, Alice M. Rivlin, Michael Schudson, Mark Shields, Carmen Sirianni, Theda Skocpol, Andrew L. Stern, Jeff Swartz, Steven Waldman, Caspar Weinberger, David Winston, Harris Wofford, and Robert Wuthnow.

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