Vermont Civics Collaborative

Public humanities programs on civic and electoral participation

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Conspiracy Talk and American Democracy Today

Conspiracy Talk and American Democracy Today

Conspiracy theory, once on the fringes of American democracy, is now at its the center. Russell Muirhead examines the nature of current conspiracy talk, and what it is doing to our democracy.

The Informed Citizen, from Athens to Today

The Informed Citizen, from Athens to Today

New York University Politics professor Melissa Schwartzberg discusses what it means to be an informed citizen in the context of the history of democracy, particularly in ancient Athens.

Women’s Suffrage: Moral Advancement or Politics as Usual?

Women’s Suffrage: Moral Advancement or Politics as Usual?

The suffrage movement operated under two very different principles. Elizabeth Cady Stanton saw women’s suffrage as a right that had been unfairly denied to women, while Frederick Douglass saw women’s suffrage as a means to save the country’s soul.