I mean, naif that I am, I’d like to think the ability to see the world in multiple dimensions, to think beneath the surface, to handle complexity, is inherently neither liberal nor conservative. I’d like to think it is the mark of thoughtfulness, maturity and intelligence, period. And I’d like to think those are things we’d all hope to be. Certainly dialogue rooted in those qualities would be of significantly higher quality than most of what now passes for social and political discourse.
I, too, am a naif.