For all the recent chatter about civility, it is raw emotion, harnessed to ideology, that puts viewers in the seats.
So, after this election, forget sanity and civility, and let's just give the people what they want and deserve.
Mark McKinnon on the need to come together in times of crisis—or risk losing our own civility.
late 14c., "status of a citizen," from Old French civilite (14c.), from Latin civitatem (nominative civitas) "the art of governing; courteousness," from cvilis "relating to a citizen, relating to public life, befitting a citizen; popular, affable, courteous" (see civil). Later especially "good citizenship" (1530s). Also "state of being civilized" (1540s); "behavior proper to civilized persons" (1560s).