The Future of Democracy: Developing the Next Generation of American Citizens is a wonderful example of an important type of scholarship. It emerges from practice and is substantiated by comprehensive research about a critical social problem: In the past 25 years, many of us in the United States have become more familiar with our roles as consumers than our roles as citizens. Peter Levine focuses on conditions among young people as a beacon for understanding the breath and consequences of this problem . . . Levine’s book is both a well-researched statement about the status of civic engagement in America and a persuasive, focused call for action.