Quote of the Day: Moderation vs Devotion

But moderation is not just a dilution of someone else’s ideal. It is the discipline that tests the merits of one idea against a sincere evaluation of its opposite. And the centre is not just a mid-point on the spectrum from left to right, liberal to conservative. These days it is better understood as a culture and a habit of mind. It is the place where holders of divergent opinions can meet without becoming implacable enemies.

Rafael Behr

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