‘Some Democratic Words for July 4th,’ by Prof. Kaye

Author and UW-Green Bay Prof. of Democracy and Justice Studies Harvey J. Kaye has been blogging recently at the progressive advocacy site, Campaign for America’s Future. There, the FDR and New Deal scholar has been writing what he sees as the prescription to remedy what New York Times columnist David Brooks has called a “spiritual recession” — a flagging of American spirit. Kaye riffs on America’s revolutionary spirit and, naturally, cites a little Thomas Paine, in a pair of essays: