I was reading the intro to Jonah Goldman's just released The Tyrrany of Clichés. The intro can be accessed the "Tyrrany Blog", created to promote the book.
So here is how he views extremism or some true-blue ideological position vs "the center". The ideologist of one stripe will build the bridge across the river. The one of another stripe won't build the bridge at all, but the moderate or centrist will build it half way across the river.
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6 years ago