F. David Mathews Quotes

Forrest David Mathews (born December 6, 1935) served as the 11th United States Secretary of Health, Education, and Welfare from 1975 to 1977, during the administration of President Gerald R. Ford. He also served two nonconsecutive terms as the president of the University of Alabama. Since the 1980s he has been president and chief executive officer of the Kettering Foundation. He is the author of several books on democratic practice and education.

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Public deliberation is a means by which citizens make tough choices about basic purposes and directions for their communities and their country.

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Deliberation is not a particular type of speech, but a political act of collective decision-making in consideration of consequences.

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All fundamental political problems are problems of relationships; therefore, all fundamental solutions have to involve fundamental changes in relationships.

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