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Can Civil Society Be Restored?
Aired 2/8/1996

Is the era of big government over? If so, what can fill the large role it once assumed? Many intellectuals point to civil society. They say that America must strengthen its neighborhoods, families, civic clubs, churches, and schools.
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  David Lazare
    author of The Frozen Republic: How the Constitution is Paralyzing Democracy
  Don Eberly
    director of the Civil Society Project, author of Restoring the Good Society: A New Vision for Culture and Politics
  William Galston
    professor at the School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland
  David Boaz
    Executive Vice President of the Cato Institute

Originally Aired: 2/8/1996

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