I suggest this is a useful diagram for political conversations

That’s what temperance does when it works like it should: it’s a kind of balance that strengthens, rather than waters down, both ingredients

I’d like to hear this response from someone on one of those panels of commentators on TV: ‘You make a good point, and it’s true. I think it sits awkwardly beside my point, which I also think is true, but I don’t think either one obliterates the other. So, let’s think on this seemingly imperfect balance, and keep talking about it.’

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