A commentary written by Jan-Werner Mueller, Roger Williams Straus Professor of Politics, was published in the November 30 edition of Project Syndicate. In the article, “Can the Center Hold Any Meaning?” Professor Mueller ponders the value of what it means to be a centrist in today’s political landscape. Some present-day politicians use the label of centrism for self-serving purposes rather than for taking a moderate approach to governing. Mueller outlines three forms of centrism and he explains circumstances under which ethical centrism can and cannot function.
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