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issue #1, posted 1 /05 / 2010 archive of all issues
Expanders and Restrainers
"Humanity is no longer split between conservatives and liberals, reactionaries and progressives, though both sides are informed by the older politics. Today the battle lines are drawn between expanders and restrainers; those who believe that there should be no impediments and those who believe that we must live within limits. The vicious battles we have seen so far between greens and climate change deniers...are just the beginning. This war will become much uglier as people kick against the limits that decency demands."
commentary and analysis (by Stephen P. Cook, founder and manager, project Worldview, www.projectworldview.org):
Consider the worldviews of a typical "expander" and "restrainer." In terms of the worldview themes that they each value, I imagine them as follows:
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