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Many of the personal virtues described by virtue theorists can be expanded to the public sphere, but at the public level Treanor calls for political virtues that foster an active, political engagement.
We don't talk much about virtue these days, and by virtue I mean moral strength.
Stability is a matter of having the ability to "get it right" in varying conditions, by virtue of the firmness of one's grasp of the demands the virtue makes, and just because one never actually finds oneself tested does not mean that one has the untested virtue.