the left-right spectrum … feels like we’re battling to move each other along it horizontally…That’s where the other spectrum comes in — a way to frame our different ways of interacting around politics…the Respectrum.
Similarly, in August I wrote “I do not argue that a staunch conservative or passionate liberal should move towards the center. Either one of these polar opposites can also practice moderation,” building off of this quote from David Brooks:
“Moderation is not an ideology; it is a way of being. It stands for humility of the head and ardor in the heart. When you listen to your neighbor, you see how many perspectives there are and you’re intellectually humble in the face of that pluralism. When you listen to your neighbor, you see that deep down we’re the same and you hunger to deepen that connection.”