What started as an idea has now turned into an urgent exercise to shape an affirmative policy agenda for the New Center.
Galston and Kristol are co-chairing this effort and are drawing from an array of thinkers and leaders from across the political spectrum. The stakes are high.
As Galston and Kristol wrote, “the alternative to a coherent and effective New Center is a degree of public discontent that could end by undermining democratic self-government itself. For the sake of liberal democracy and republican self-government, we should take Lincoln’s words to heart. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.”