In Praise of the Fence Sitters

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In Praise of the Fence Sitters

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Being a moderate has always been harder than it looks. Revolutions, before they eat their children, usually snack on any hapless moderates that happen to be at hand. Those who sidestep the guillotine can count on being castigated as conservatives by liberals, liberals by conservatives, and milquetoasts by all.

Populism poses special challenges, for the moderate’s cautious appreciation of the world’s complexity doesn’t make for rousing rhetoric or scintillating sound bites. So it’s hard to imagine a better time for a few…

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