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Western Washington University Historian Johann N. Neem

In This Time of Wall Street, We Need to Stand up for Main Street

May 26, 2017

Johann N. Neem is Professor of History at Western Washington University and a Senior Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Studies in Culture at the University of Virginia. His first book was Creating a Nation of Joiners: Democracy and Civil Society in Early National Massachusetts, and his new book, Democracy’s Schools: The Rise of Public Education in America, reminds us of the original purposes of public education: to promote equality, to foster effective citizens, to develop human potential, and to …

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