PS: Political Science & Politics
We live in times when rights and obligations have become uncoupled. Individuals regard themselves almost exclusively as private persons with responsibilities only to family and job and yet possessing endless rights against a distant and alien state in relationship to which they think or themselves, at best, as watchdogs and clients and, at worst, as adversaries and victims. The idea of service to country or to the institutions by which rights and liberty are legitimized and sustained has fairly vanished.
Barber, Benjamin R. and Battistoni, Richard, "A. Season of Service: Introducing Service Learning into the Liberal Arts Curriculum" (1993). Service Learning, General. 23.