CIVIL SOCIETY AND
"No fundamental social change occurs merely because government acts. It's because civil society, the conscience of a country, begins to rise up and demand - demand - demand change."
― Joe Biden
"So is civil society prepared for the future? Probably not. Most organisations have to live hand to mouth, juggling short-term funding and perpetual minor crises. Even the bigger ones rarely get much time to stand back and look at the bigger picture. Many are on a treadmill chasing after contracts and new funding."
― Geoff Mulgan
"Social movements are at once the symptoms and the instruments of progress. Ignore them and statesmanship is irrelevant; fail to use them and it is weak."
― Walter Lippmann
"We may repeat the awful revolutionary history of the 20th century because of the vulnerability of social movements to demagoguery."
― Todd Gitlin