We will argue for the idea of democracy and for making its practical institutional forms the best they can be — as guarantors of political voice and representation, as agents of economic justice, and as universal defenders of basic civil and human rights. We believe that among these rights must be freedom of association and the right to organize, access to public education, the ability to search for and find information independent of dogma or propaganda, and the unrestricted right to vote for truly representative political leaders who are free from the undue influence of coercive ideology, money, corruption or any compromising form of concentrated power.

To these ends, the Foundation for Democratic Education was founded in 1980 for the purpose of providing a forum to better inform the public about the important social, economic and foreign policy issues of our time and to expose the public to the thinking of some of the country’s foremost analysts.

The Foundation for a Democratic Education is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)(3) organization.


Joel Freedman
David Jessup
Eugenia Kemble
Richard Messick
Victoria Thomas