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The Burke-Paine Society is bringing together cross-partisan discussion groups across the nation.

 

Revitalizing American political culture

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Burke and Paine

Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine were 18th century leaders. Burke was conservative and Paine was progressive. The vigorous competition between their ideas guided more than 200 years of responsible progress.

While we are inspired by this past, we live for the future. BPS is forging cross-partisan ties and building a new political culture to meet the demands of 21st century life.

 
 

Mission

The Burke-Paine Society (BPS) is bringing together cross-partisan discussion groups across the nation.

Objectives

1

Rebuild cross-partisan trust

2

Redefine the national identity

3

Ignite a political renaissance

Civil cross-partisan dialogue and our unique educational resources help you rediscover the brilliance of the American political system.

Core Values

Changing the political culture requires changing the values that guide political discourse. BPS believes that inclusiveness, empathy, intellectual curiosity, and humility enable productive dialogue.

Inclusiveness

Bring people together

Empathy

Understand new perspectives

Intellectual curiosity

Crave new information

Humility

Recognize limits