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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Brexit, Corbyn and us: what disappointment can teach us about politics and ourselves

If politicians aren’t planning for disappointment then they’re not living in reality. 

Learning how to think

If we can’t think for ourselves we should learn how to think well with others.

The beauty of a both/and mind

How can we find our way out of the impasse that stymies action on the really big issues of the day?

Will Cuba become a test case for a post-postmodern future?

Metamodern mindfulness offers a new way of thinking about the ideological conflicts of the past.

Three more ways to build solidarity across our differences

For most people divisive rhetoric isn’t new; they’ve been developing ways to counter it for years.

Can polarisation be eroded by design?

How can society encourage more nuance and compromise when entrenched opposition is baked into consumerism and politics? Español

It’s communication isn’t it? Using theatre to bring people together

On issues like Brexit there’s never one single answer, one right or wrong view.

Can theatre change your mind?

Most people don’t think of media as propaganda, but confirmation bias is rife. What can be done? 

When will there be harmony?

‘White trash,’ ‘dumbass libtard,’ ‘right-wing fuckhead:’ have we all gone mad?  

Could Facebook provide an antidote to political polarization?

Is it so hard to listen and speak respectfully to people you disagree with?

What democracy looks like when you have to disagree with your neighbours

As much as I dislike the administration of President Trump, I value community harmony very deeply.

Collaborating with the enemy

At a time of increasing polarization, how can we work with people we may not like, trust, or agree with?

How to culture jam a populist in four easy steps

Our organizing principle should be simple: don’t feed polarization—disarm it.

Escaping from the echo-chambers of politics

How can people who spend their lives discussing politics sometimes be so out of touch? Español

Scorn wars: rural white people and us

What could end the cycle of mutual ignorance, resentment, and anger in politics? 

Five ways to build solidarity across our differences

How do we build bridges between people who could be allies for radical change but who view each other with anger and suspicion?

How can we make our politics reflect what’s best in us and not what’s worst?

Both inner and outer change are essential for political transformation.

If you want change, learn when to argue and when to stop

Getting stuck in the wrong fights can eat up energy—so learn to use it wisely.

Finding a way to live with people we don't like

David Edgar's Iron Curtain Trilogy shows empathy is the key to the transformation of the the left/right political divide.

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