This series of graphics illustrates ICE’s latest approach to mapping the ‘landscape of values’ that underlie American politics.
The first graphic below shows how the significant influence of culture can be conceived with reference to the ‘Bedrock Values’ of the electorate.The circles graphic below shows America’s three major values-based worldviews, which we’re calling: ‘Traditionals, Moderns, and Progressives,’ (including their approximate percentage of the population). These worldviews compete to define America’s political ‘Bedrock Values.’ Source: World Values Survey www.worldvaluessurvey.org
When these three major values-based worldviews are mapped onto the left-right spectrum of America’s two-party system (as shown below), the three worldviews suggest four distinct political positions.
The two charts below show the details of America’s four distinct political values systems. Each of the four values categories includes positive and enduring ‘Bedrock Values,’ as well as shortcomings and deficiencies that are tied directly to that category’s positive values. Seeing ‘Bedrock Values’ through this lens suggests a fresh kind of national leadership that can integrate the full spectrum of American values into its platform. For more on these values charts see the ICE paper: Overcoming Polarization By Evolving Both Right and Left
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Hard to imagine anyone really thinks there’s nothing to conserve or that no progress need be made ever again. Combination of the two traditions seems obviously needed.
We want to highlight this short clip from @DailyEvolver’s show this morning. You won't find a better minute-long description of political tribalism and how post-progressivism is needed to break its hold on us than this:
"a needed post-progressive approach to anti-racism"
The Journal of Free Black Thought's interview with @gregthomas22 has been republished in Post-Progressive Post.
Check it out! https://twitter.com/developolitics/status/1458529329076260867
@thomaschattwill is right: this stance is reflective of a tradition. It extends back to Frederick Douglass and is a tenet of @developolitics, the Post-Progressive movement. https://twitter.com/brhodes/status/1455731644141228037
Thomas Chatterton Williams gets it. This is what a post-progressive who doesn’t know it yet looks like.