That’s “republican” with a lowercase “r” — the set of structures and characteristics that together form a free people governing themselves through representative bodies and the rule of law.

In a special guest-less episode, Adam expands on a recent essay in which he argues that our republic’s constitutional structure depends upon the character of its public servants and its citizens.

Adam and Tal talk about the definitions and value of civility, and how Americans can see themselves as active participants in shaping the lessons of history. Tal cites the Bible; Adam quotes Ron Burgundy.

Additional Resources:
Gorsuch were the joys
Civility is overrated
The coming constitutional storm

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