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De Tocqueville Redux

By Eric Nee

As America undergoes dramatic upheavals, one of the ways to understand these changes and to come up with solutions is to examine them through the lens of civil society.

Aspirin and Democracy

By Jan Masaoka 11

With its professional management class and army of consultants, the nonprofit sector can sometimes seem isolated from the messiness of civil society, and a new Philanthropic Beltway may have sprung up. But it wasn’t always that way, and it may be time to reclaim an earlier identity as the “volunteer sector,” which is inherently democratic.