How to be a liberal-socialist-conservative

  1. Acknowledge that contemporary categories of political belief are a product of for-profit media discourse.
  2. Read history: there is a balance of forces, always. There is push and pull. The wisest historical actors are not in the middle — they on both sides at once; they are everywhere.
  3. Stop being a political brand, be a political person.
  4. Be historical: find your historical roots in the physical world, they will teach you more about your political identity than cable news.