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Revolutionary Centrism

The danger of Western politics is that, without a broad and stable center ground, where political actors eschew divisive rhetoric and seek compromise, ideological extremists meet in uncompromising confrontation. So how, in an age of unprecedented political polarization, can the center be restored?

LONDON – The center ground of Western politics is known as the field of pragmatism, quiet reason, and evolution, where political actors eschew extremes and seek compromise. Because political centrists are distrustful of loud-mouthed and divisive rhetoric, they have taken a somewhat de haut en bas view of the way the political world functions.