Rodney King and Civic Peace

William Kristol at The Bulwark: In making his point, my friend recalled Rodney King’s famous statement from May 1, 1992, made as riots convulsed Los Angeles: People, I just want to say, you know, can we all just get along? Can we get along? Can we stop making it,...

Words from Lincoln

The 1861 Inaugural: We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic chords of memory, stretching from every battlefield and patriot grave to every living heart and...

Washington’s Rules

At Newsweek, Alexandra Hudson writes about Washington’s rules of civility: The novel coronavirus is an excellent example of how individual actions matter most because of their aggregate effects. Civilization is held together by the cumulative effects of our...

Pawlenty Calls for Civility

Tim Pawlenty at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune: Even before the pandemic, there was a great deal of fear and anger stirring in America. Massive demographic, cultural and technological change — combined with a growing sense of economic injustice — severely stressed...