Civil Politics and The Art and Science of the Village Square
Category: Village Square 101
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.
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.
The two founders ultimately died friends, having given history the gift of their final correspondence.
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.
We liked Einstein’s advice so much we named our organization after it. We think it applies to all kinds of problems.