This radio documentary explores the deepening anger and cynicism many Americans feel toward the political system. Host Scott London speaks with community activists, elected officials, political analysts, journalists, and people "in the street" about how to heal the rift between the public and government.

He finds hope in the small but growing network of community groups practicing a different kind of politics, one rooted in the distinctly American tradition of town meetings, neighborhood forums, and community participation.

"The Dialogue of Democracy" airs in four parts:

  1. Politics and the Public Voice
  2. The Art of Living with Strangers
  3. Civic Literacy and the Media
  4. Citizenship in a Global Community

Written and presented by Scott London, the series was produced at WYSO public radio during the 1992 presidential campaign.