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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 socially conservative values and political goals we seek to forward:

• Promoting patriotic love for America and its national interests

• Honoring family values and America’s Judeo-Christian heritage

• Encouraging civic engagement and just rewards for hard work

• Self-sacrifice for community good

This is a partial list of what we call Heritage Values, which continue to serve as the foundation of our nation’s moral strength. We see Heritage Values as essential to what we call the “traditional worldview.” If you would like to suggest additional Heritage Values, or make a comment about the best aspects of traditionalism, 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 progressives and modernists better appreciate the foundational role that Heritage Values play in our national culture. And we likewise want to help traditionalists better appreciate the upsides of modernist Liberty Values and Fairness Values, as well as progressive Caring 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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