Tag: conservative

  • Civic Variations on the Fact, Value, Strategy Distinction

    Civic Variations on the Fact, Value, Strategy Distinction

    When civic studies scholars write about civics and citizens, as Peter Levine does today, we will usually mention the following trinity: facts, values, and strategies. Here’s Levine: The citizen is committed to affecting the world. Some important phenomena¬†may be beyond her grasp, so that she sees them but sees no way of changing them. But…

  • Diversity, Equality, and Realignment

    Diversity, Equality, and Realignment

    As the political participation of disaffected, unrepresented voters drops, this reserve army of the unallied gets bigger. It’s especially potent in primaries, which are very low turnout events. My suspicion is that if disaffected voters could be reliably re-engaged, the parties would likely find wedge issues to divvy them up over a relatively short set…