The Overreach of Political Education and Liberalism's Philosopher-Democrat

@article{Vaughan2005TheOO,
  title={The Overreach of Political Education and Liberalism's Philosopher-Democrat},
  author={G. M. C. Vaughan},
  journal={Polity},
  year={2005},
  volume={37},
  pages={389-408}
}
Contemporary political educators seek to elicit critical self-reflection (autonomy) alongside the commitments, affections, and dispositions that make democracy possible (democratic affect). The liberal ambition to develop a society in which each individual freely chooses a democratic polity, meaning chooses it with full knowledge, requires the improbable creation of the philosopher-democrat. By focusing their attentions on the practice of implementing a liberal society, political educators have… CONTINUE READING

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