In these times of political conflict and deep-rooted polarization it may seem fanciful to talk of politics as community-building, but unless we find new ways of building consensus we won’t be able to tackle the biggest issues we face. What would such a politics look like? Here are some recent articles that explore that question:
If all we do is fight, we won’t be able to forge coalitions that are broad, deep and strong enough to confront our biggest problems.
How can we find our way out of the impasse that stymies action on the really big issues of the day?
The 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s assassination is a good time to reflect on leadership and moral courage.
‘White trash,’ ‘dumbass libtard,’ ‘right-wing fuckhead:’ have we all gone mad?
Unless life is uncomfortable, there’s no room for transformation.
Both inner and outer change are essential for political transformation.
Why does love matter for democracy? A conversation with one of the world’s leading philosophers.
Bi-partisan deal-making is often celebrated as progress, but is it any basis for transforming politics in America?
How ideas are created and disseminated represents a key issue for the social change community
It’s radical equality that matters to the transformation of politics, not diversity as such.
Can the US be home to a new weave of politics and power that marries freedom with equality?