to contribute civically and to sculpt the national dialogue.

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NewAmerica

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Mandarin
Does "to contribute civically and to sculpt the national dialogue" mean "to contribute to citizens nationwide and to make a model for the national communication"?

Thanks in advance

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And yet many academics—independent of professional organizations—have begun to organize politically and to write persuasively for a popular audience, driven by a desire to contribute civically and to sculpt the national dialogue.

-Scientific American

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  • lingobingo

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    English - England
    That's not a bad description. I take it to mean they want to have a voice beyond the limits of academia, to speak to everyone, not just their own small group.
     
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