Yes, there is nothing more destructive than blind ideological purity. In fact the exteme right and left underneath are birds of a feather. It is the rational pragmatic center that both extremes really hate. Saul to Paul and Commie to Nazi are more common than folks realize. Moderation works, extremes paralyze, hence the mess in Congress at present.

Jim Ridgway, Jr. military writer — author of the American Civil War classic, “Apprentice Killers: The War of Lincoln and Davis.” Christmas gift, yes!

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