"Political polarization and divisiveness are eroding Americans’ sense of national community and undermining our democratic institutions. Allowed to persist, those tendencies put our country at risk of social disintegration. What can we, as individuals and as members of our community, do to counter these tendencies?"
Dr. Amitai Etzioni, author of "Reclaiming Patriotism" and our originally scheduled speaker, unfortunately had to cancel. Dr. Stephen Crawford, a Research Professor at George Washington University's Institute of Public Policy, was a student of Dr. Etzioni's at Columbia University in the 1970s, has followed his efforts to promote communitarianism for many years, and is working with him now to launch The Patriotic Movement.