The concept of “an informed citizenry” is one that we take for granted today, but as the readings show, this wasn’t always the case. Take yourself back to 1750 and to the British thinking of the day that only the elite had a right to information. Consider what it would have been like for the information “haves” and the information “have nots.” What might have been different had information been only that which came out of England?
Then think about the present day. Do you agree that we have a truly informed citizenry in our country today? Are everyday people informed well enough to participate effectively in a democracy?