On the other hand, a James Wilkinson might be asked to prevent the Burr Conspiracy, and, by most criteria, Wilkinson would have been regarded as neither faithful nor citizenly
The Pistoian citizenry is divided against itself, "bianca e negra," which is disturbing enough for a commentator attempting to retain his own sense of citizenly
First of all, an additional citizenly
obligation, namely to attend to and understand the conditions of our technological existence -- however painful that may be.
A lay public making present sense of past constitutional conflicts and commitments seeks insights that bear on the field of citizenly
debate and action.
At the same time, civic associations and groupings helped sustain order and public morality, and generally leaven the materialistic individualism of commercial democracy with an inclination toward broader citizenly
activity within civil society occurs not episodically or infrequently, as with voting, but regularly and constantly, in countless small ways that are so much a part of the texture of everyday lives that people are almost unaware of them.