Push It

There’s this idea on the left that if you push too far you’ll lose the majority of people you need to make change. (The right has no such compunction.) This manifests in all kinds of debates, but none more high-profile than the U.S. elections, where notionally centrist Democratic candidates attempt to hold the line against so-called progressive candidates. It’s weak hedging dressed up as political strategizing. It’s also deeply uninspiring. Vote for the middle! We’re middling!

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