Thanks for these comments. I’ve been reflecting on President Obama’s leadership, including here in July 2016:
The national political conventions this month, including the July 25–28 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia where…medium.com
That piece quoted President Obama, speaking early in his first term:
“The strongest democracies flourish from frequent and lively debate, but they endure when people of every background and belief find a way to set aside smaller differences in service of a greater purpose.”
My hope is to post something further in the weeks ahead.
For now, this from 2013 might also be of interest:
“Tufts University hosts the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE). The Center for Civic Education offers a ‘60-second civics’ podcast/quiz. Founded by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, iCivics features educational games. Harvard University’s Meira Levinson wrote the book ‘No Citizen Left Behind’ to close a ‘civic empowerment gap.’ She advances ‘action civics,’ with a national collaborative envisioning ‘Generation Citizen’ via student political participation.”