Shared Problems

“Civility is more than good manners. It is an affirmation that the problems of some are the problems of all, that a good society presupposes collective responsibility, that there is a moral dimension to being part of this nation, this people, this place. We speak to one another because we feel bound to one another in a shared enterprise in which we each have a part to play.”

Morality, Chapter 16, p. 226