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.
The Burke-Paine Society (BPS) is bringing together cross-partisan discussion groups across the nation.
Rebuild cross-partisan trust
Redefine the national identity
Ignite a political renaissance
Civil cross-partisan dialogue and our unique educational resources help you rediscover the brilliance of the American political system.
Changing the political culture requires changing the values that guide political discourse. BPS believes that inclusiveness, empathy, intellectual curiosity, and humility enable productive dialogue.
Bring people together
Understand new perspectives
Crave new information