Towards a Politics of Pragmatism: The Compassionate Middle Way

We need a “middle way.” Right now, polarization between social and political groups has our political system teetering on collapse. We are approaching a “tipping point.” As with any tipping point, we have two options: spiral into chaos (and eventually implode), or reorganize into higher order. If we cling tighter to our social and political identities — Democrat/Republican, Pro-/Anti-Trump, White/Non-White — the chasm between us will continue to widen, leading to collapse. If, instead, we can move beyond our identities and ideologies, we may be able…