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Day July 13, 2005

Faith in the Future as the Core of Progressivism

On Progressive Commons in early June, Ken Rufo posted a simple survey poll, asking what our readers believed to be core progressive "values."  Ken’s poll and subsequent discussions suggest that progressives today lack a consensus on what modern progressivism really means. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but it never hurts to re-examine our beliefs, especially if it helps knit progressives into a closer political effort or to attract others to the progressive cause.  This essay is an attempt to articulate, at least from my perspective, a core principle shared by progressives, examine how progressivism relates to competing political orientations, and examine how a pluralistic approach might be taken by progressives to better unite ourselves…

(Continue reading the PDF version; cross-posted from Progressive Commons)