Is our culture evolving into one where each person will have more choice and take more (appropriate) responsibility? Where are we on the curve, if so - and what can we do to further it?
I obviously assume it's happening, and I think it's a good thing.
I started pondering this question after beginning research on my novel - it's historical, covers such topics as democracy and slavery (and their interesting intersection in history). Reading books like Joseph Ellis' Founding Brothers, and biographies of Benjamin Franklin, Beaumarchais, the Marquis de Lafayette, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, have made me believe that they must have perceived, and tried actively to foster - this growing sense of responsibility.
What do you think?