In our campaign to ameliorate political polarization, we have found our best leverage on this issue by working to evolve the Right and the Left independently on their own terms. This has led to our current efforts to advance a vision of both the “Future of the Right” and the “Future of the Left.” And our efforts are now beginning to get national attention. ICE’s recently completed Conclave on the Future of the Right just received press coverage in the Washington-based centrist publication, The National Journal. Check out the article (which has now been picked up by the Atlantic Magazine) entitled, Beyond the Culture Wars an Unconventional Summit on the Future of the Right.
The event was held at the Austin, Texas ranch of ICE Senior Fellow and Director John Mackey, Co-CEO of Whole Foods Markets. I enjoyed myself thoroughly and was especially impressed by the beauty of the Texas Hill Country, with its majestic Live Oak trees and abundant natural springs. I made a variety of new friends and connections and was heartened to see how sincerely folks on the Right want to help our country and improve their own party. The success of ICE’s Future Right Conclave has now set the stage for a similar gathering on the Future of the Left, which we are planning for the first quarter of 2016. Stay tuned …
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Polarity #4 is MERCY & JUSTICE. Mercy for the individual becomes unjust without concern for the good of the whole. And to be truly virtuous, justice must be balanced with care for each person.
Polarity #3 is COMPETITION & COOPERATION. One without the other can become problematic. But when both of these are brought together in a mutually correcting relationship that provides for both *challenge and support,* the value-creating potential of each side is maximized.
Polarity #2 is REAL & IDEAL. Each pole needs the other. Realism alone can lead to a cynical acceptance of a dysfunctional status quo. And unrealistic idealism can result in ineffectual wishful thinking. But through mutual co-correction they can fortify our power to improve things
In this new article by Carter Phipps, he asks where 50 years of "I'll do me and you do you" has gotten us.
This tweet is the first in a series of our favorite positive-positive interdependent polarities: LIBERTY & EQUALITY. These two values need each other to maximize their value creating capacity. Through a dynamic relationship of challenge and support, each pole trues-up the other.