Neo-cons and strong religious thinkers are looking “backward” to ancient prophets, texts, and philosophers. In this climate of thought, it is crucial to be envisioning the future. As change – technological, conceptual, world-spanning – is increasing, we seek for meanings to give us substance and purpose. It is vital that we pursue visions for a democratic future, not the least because if we don’t, others are constructing their own visionings! Educating ourselves and our youth toward thinking and acting in terms of such visions, is crucial to the future, especially for a democratic society.