Were there a Village Square 101 mandatory prerequisite to citizenship, we think Dr. Jonathan Haidt is the professor.
We invite you to find out why we’re such fans.
Tumbling Down the Rabbit Hole:
A Citizen’s Election Season Survival Guide
Back in the day, we might have called our goal “statesmanship.” Once elected, leaders were expected to serve all citizens – whether they had voted for them or not – while working with political foes to govern.
We call our mission both
impossible and mandatory.
Thus, the pig. Catch up on all things pig here.
The hostile tone of our national debate is a predictable result of the worrisome reality that we’ve essentially formed tribes. We’ll all grow old waiting for Washington to fix it, so we’re going to have to get it done ourselves.
… a democracy that embraces difference of
opinion as a strength to celebrate, not an obstacle to overcome
The indispensable guide to surviving the election season with your self-respect intact (and hopefully without developing a heavy reliance on prescription medication)
Civil Politics and The Art and Science of the Village Square
The Village Square was born. It wasn’t always exactly a “square” in the “village,” although sometimes it was. It was the spirit of all this talking.
It was probably our founders’ biggest idea – and assuredly their boldest – that a diverse people could self-govern.