Although we desire peace and tranquility, harmony and social stability, life can be harsh and brutish. We also acknowledge exploiting the values of others for self- aggrandizement negates their sacred personhood. And although we dance on the summit of individual rights and liberties conceding their personal and private nature, we need to understand democracy is built on a collectivity of like-minded people, on a foundation of dialogic civility, communal accountability, and a moral sensibility that is pubic and open to criticism and adjustments.
Hester, Joseph P.
"A Leadership Role: Creating an Ethics of Diversity,"
The Journal of Values-Based Leadership: Vol. 15
, Article 6.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jvbl/vol15/iss1/6