When I was in High School, Civics (or Government, as the subject was called by an earlier generation) was required for graduation; today, the term refers to more than one car made by Honda. It is sad, but true - the California Department of Education now refers to "Civic Learning", possibly out of an ill-suppressed need to speak in jargon, but more likely to make sure that ordinary citizens don't get confused.
If we are ever to end our relentless trudge towards oligarchy (the average net worth of a member of Congress is more than a million dollars), we need to get back to teaching people about government.
A blog about all the arts, including politics
"for 'twere absurd to think that nature in the earth bred gold, perfect in the instant;
there must be remote matter." - Ben Jonson
"I don't know what the question is, but art is the answer." - Guy Conner