70 Years Of Letters To The Editor Reveal Americans' Enduring 'Civic Hope' | Texas Public Radio

70 Years Of Letters To The Editor Reveal Americans' Enduring 'Civic Hope'

May 8, 2018

What do Americans say about the government overseeing their lives? What affects their attitudes toward political institutions?

Scholar Roderick Hart attempted to answer these questions through analysis of 10,000 letters to the editor in 12 U.S. cities from 1948 to present day.

Guest: Roderick Hart, author of "Civic Hope: How Ordinary Americans Keep Democracy Alive"

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