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Four leaders honored at this week's inaugural NLC Tallahassee Fellows event: http://www.newleaderscouncil.org/leaders_honored_by_nlc_tallahassee
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Worth the read- a brush up on history and some smart observations for the future. What do you think needs to happen to preserve democracy in the U.S. and internationally? 

"The trick is to harness the twin forces of globalism and localism, rather than trying to ignore or resist them. With the right balance of these two approaches, the same forces that threaten established democracies from above, through globalisation, and below, through the rise of micro-powers, can reinforce rather than undermine democracy.
Tocqueville argued that local democracy frequently represented democracy at its best: “Town-meetings are to liberty what primary schools are to science; they bring it within the people’s reach, they teach men how to use and enjoy it.” City mayors regularly get twice the approval ratings of national politicians. Modern technology can implement a modern version of Tocqueville’s town-hall meetings to promote civic involvement and innovation... technocracy and direct democracy can keep each other in check: independent budget commissions can assess the cost and feasibility of local ballot initiatives, for example." " 
Democracy is going through a difficult time. Where autocrats have been driven out of office, their opponents have mostly failed to create viable democratic regimes. Even in established democracies, flaws in the system have become worryingly visible. Why has the most successful political idea of the 20th century run into trouble, and what can be done to revive it? View our new essay style report via our website http://econ.st/1lp4P1W
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Interesting chat tomorrow at noon Eastern!
What makes some people compelling leaders while others fall short? Join our live chat at 12pm (ET) on Wednesday, January 29th.
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In the Los Angeles area? Join NLC LA for their 40 under 40 on February 1st, 2013

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