It is a widely held but grievously mistaken belief that civil courage finds exercise only in the cont…

It is a widely held but grievously mistaken belief that civil courage finds exercise only in the context of world-shaking events. To the contrary, its most arduous exercise is often in those small contexts in which the challenge is to overcome the fears induced by petty concerns over career, over our relationships to those who appear to power over us, over whatever may disturb the tranquility of our mundane existence.

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