Thursday, April 30, 2009

Community Organizing

Interesting link regarding community organizers -
I wonder what Dagger would think of this.


  1. What would be your guess as to his response?

  2. The article states "students envision helping communities address urgent issues — economics or the environment, education or social justice". I suspect that Dagger would like this idea. These students are recognizing the needs of the communities to which they belong, and others are recognizing the needs of communities outside of their own. Dagger states that Republican liberalism offers "...the ideal of a political order as a cooperative practice" (201). It seems as if these political organizers fit into Dagger's idea of autonomous individuals taking responsibilities for their communities.