Abraham Lincoln

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Does Democracy Have a Soul?

Does Democracy Have a Soul? It has to do with how the citizens view themselves, and their society, and how they relate to their government – and vice versa.  It is a shared state of mind.


Beyond the Pandemic: An “Inflection Point”?

“Recovery” will not be enough; the status quo was not working for many of us.  We must turn in a new direction, with changed values, new policies, and revitalized institutions.  Or else. There must be a basic consensus about the duties and obligations that we have toward one another.  Such a consensus no longer exists in this country, and it is a very dangerous situation.  We must create a new political consensus around a set of shared values, with a social contract that aims to achieve fairness and a fair society.  Among other things, this must include a universal basic needs guarantee.   

 


“A House Divided”: It’s Time to Heed Lincoln’s Warning

There is a deep political division in this country today that is more threatening than at any time since the Civil War.


The “Centrist Reform Program”: An Agenda for the 21st Century

"The basic needs of all of our citizens are provided for -- all of the people, all of the time...." --Abraham Lincoln.