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Tag : political tension

18 Sep 2019

Populism or Totalitarianism? Warning Signs From Our Recent Past

“Hitler’s spell over his listeners rested “on the fanatical belief of this man in himself,” “on his pseudo-authoritative judgments about everything under the sun, and on the fact that his opinions […] could always be fitted into an all-encompassing ideology.”

25 Jun 2019

Embracing Political Tension: Healing the Heart of Democracy

by Charlotte Coyle (June 2019) Political tension is built into the fabric of our nation. The Founders intentionally created a checks and balances tension that forces cooperation and enforces collaboration across political differences. However … …when “we” are in power, we wish those checks and balances were not in our way. …when “they” are in power, we are grateful for the tension that limits the tyranny of the majority. Good tension maintains the strength of a suspension bridge; creates beautiful […]