Civic Hope: How Ordinary Americans Keep Democracy Alive (Communication, Society and Politics) by Roderick P. Hart
Civic Hope would really make great additional reading for classes in many subjects like Journalism, Political Science, Anthropology, Sociology, and more. It isn’t one of those dry reads you get in many classes. You know the kind that makes you want to poke your eye out with a rusty fork? It is very interesting and entertaining.
Hart gives his readers a lot to think about and ponder as he compares and contrasts over 10,000 letters to the editor from newspapers in 12 different cities across the United States. These letters date back to the early days of the Twentieth Century up until 2012. He does throw in a few newer and older letters as well.
If one is a student of the human animal, in any way, he will find Civic Hope to be very interesting. It is very well-written and thoroughly researched. We give it all five stars.
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