Gerald R. Ford Leadership Forum

Civic Friendship

Is Civic Friendship Possible? Ever since Aristotle described politics as a mode of civic friendship, political thinkers and actors have adopted it as the model for organizing political life. But is friendship the best analogy for understanding political life? What are the limitations of the model, and are there more useful models for us to consider?

On Saturday, February 18, Ford Fellows discussed the intriguing topic of civic friendship and engaged in leadership exercises. 


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