civic engagement

David Martin Davies

On This episode of "Texas Matters":

  • What makes a successful protest?
  • Civility in the age of viral video and viral hate (21:27).


Kevin McCartney (Pexels CC0)

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"