Civic Virtue, and Why It Matters – We The People

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What values did the founders think were necessary to uphold American government? Are the people and our representatives living up to them?

“The episode [54 minutes] centers around the idea of civic virtue: a political philosophy term which describes personal qualities associated with the effective functioning of the civil and political order, or the preservation of its values and principles (per Encyclopedia Britannica.)”

tags: classical republicanism, citizen responsibilities



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