The American Conservative and The New Republic

Something really interesting is happening here. Conservative columnists like Rod Dreher are publicly mourning the evisceration of the editorial staff of left-wing publication The New Republic. Oh, sure, there is a little schadenfreude, but most of the angst is about how TNR is self-immolating, and what a sad thing that is.

It may be wishful thinking, but I detect under all of this a simple fact: intelligent people who find themselves on opposite sides of the political aisle can still respect each other, even when they disagree fiercely.

We could use a little more of that in America. Maybe then we could knock off the character assassination and obstructionism and get back to the work of the People.

 

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Author: David Wolf

An adviser to corporations and organizations on strategy, communications, and public affairs, David Wolf has been working and living in Beijing since 1995, and now divides his time between China and California. He also serves as a policy and industry analyst focused on innovative and creative industries, a futurist, and an amateur historian.

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