Civil Politics and The Art and Science of the Village Square
The Square: A Founding Tale
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.
A conversation about race + our hometown
Neil Phillips of Visible Men Academy on “Race to Truth.”
Liz Joyner: Ode to the Town Hall
Within the ethos of the town meeting is the important founding principle that political foes must grudgingly become partners as they engage conflicting ideas in order to govern.
Living right by Alexis de Tocqueville
It was probably our founders’ biggest idea – and assuredly their boldest – that a diverse people could self-govern.
Across oceans and cultures, on September 11
Across oceans, across language, across culture, their gift could not have communicated more clearly to total strangers.
Oyez, oyez, oyez.
Join the Town Hall.
Despite the differences between our founders – and the odds against them – in this new country the king was no longer the seat of power. It was now the humble town hall.
Jack Romberg: Faith and Science
The scientific community need not see religion as opposition. Rather, just as science is an attempt to explore truth, religion does the same.
Bastille Day Special: Let them eat purple cake
Apparently when vein-poppingly angry people pick up their pitchforks and roll out the guillotine, they’ve been known to get it wrong from time to time.
Art + Science of Village Square: Created Equal
Almost a decade into our work at the Village Square, we’ve made a decision to become more intentional about sharing the theoretical and academic foundations behind our work product.
On Memorial Day: The Threads of a Nation
Today, we must take special care to remember the principles on which this country was founded.
Let Friendship Redeem the Republic
The two founders ultimately died friends, having given history the gift of their final correspondence.
Kayleigh Whitman: Ted Cruz and Political Dissent
What we as citizens need to stop and ask ourselves is whether or not we have made obsessions of our political parties.
The Village Square: Let’s Do Democracy.
A nervy bunch of liberals and conservatives who
believe that dialogue and disagreement make for a good conversation, a good country and a good time.
Nuclear power, Albert Einstein and The Village Square
We liked Einstein’s advice so much we named our organization after it. We think it applies to all kinds of problems.