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The silver lining of Trump's corrosive campaign

What could possibly be the silver lining of the presidential bid of a candidate whose comments and actions are degrading, undemocratic, bigoted and just plain cruel? How could there be an upside to a campaign that makes one wonder whether it's safe for children to watch the evening news or even presidential debates? Frankly, Donald Trump's candidacy is so offensive, so frightening and so unprecedented in the United States that it compels us to a much-needed collective focus on decency and civic engagement--a renewal of civitas.
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