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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.



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


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