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Thanks for your interest in The Developmentalist. Our goal is to honor and integrate the bedrock values of all three major American cultures: traditional, modern, and progressive. Notwithstanding the culture war, we believe these distinct sets of values can be reconciled and harmonized for the greater good of our country.

Here’s a list of some of the progressive values and political goals we seek to forward:

• Protecting the environment and reducing carbon pollution

• Championing social justice, multiculturalism, and worldcentric morality

• Promoting feminism and LGBTQ equality

• Atoning for America’s historical crimes and misdeeds

This is a partial list of what we call Caring Values, which have greatly expanded the scope of our nation’s moral concern. We see Caring Values as essential to what we call the “progressive worldview.” If you would like to suggest additional Caring Values, or make a comment about the best aspects of progressivism, please click on the button below or comment at the bottom of this page. We will highlight selected comments at the bottom of this page.

We want to help modernists and traditionalists better appreciate the important role that Caring Values play in our national culture. And we likewise want to help progressives better appreciate the upsides of traditionalist Heritage Values, as well as modernist Liberty Values and Fairness Values. If this sounds interesting, we invite you to explore these relevant thought pieces on our website:

Regardless of your take on the “developmental perspective,” considering the bedrock values of those you disagree with can make you a more effective advocate for the values you hold dear. Reflecting on the values of our political opponents can also help de-escalate the culture war so that our disagreements can become productive again.

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