Courage is indispensible because in politics not life but the world is at stake."Between Past and Future"
The ideals of homo faber, the fabricator of the world, which are permanence, stability, and durability, have been sacrificed to abundance, the ideal of the animal laborans."The Human Condition"
As citizens, we must prevent wrongdoing because the world in which we all live, wrong-doer, wrong sufferer and spectator, is at stake.
Either we all live in a decent world, or nobody does.
Factuality itself depends for its continued existence upon the existence of the nontotalitarian world."The Origins of Totalitarianism"