“Public square” is a metaphor for the places where the community’s dialogue takes place. Historically, that meant the physical community centers like town halls, literal public squares and the like, but also included forums like community newspapers, restaurants, bars, theaters, town meetings, and the like.
By Christopher Mann for ReSermon.com
By David Fulmer from Pittsburgh (Natural American Sign Language) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
By Jeff Billings [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons
By English: Cpl Erik Villagran [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
"Hearing aid 20080620" by Jonas Bergsten - Own work. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.