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March 10th, 2017 1:33:11 pm

Civility at the core of American democracy, whatever politicians say

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Eduardo Mendieta
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Exceptions prove the rule. Extremes reveal what is indispensable. The phenomenon “Trump” is both an exception and an extreme: His brand of politics proves and reveals just how important democratic civility is to a vibrant democracy. As a philosopher who looks at the the ways in which emotions impact political freedom, I am interested in how humans have established civility and how we sustain and strengthen it in order to bequeath it to future generations of citizens.

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Published by The Rock Ethics Institute Blog: "Everyday Ethics," 02/21/2017

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