My hypothesis is that progressives, conservatives, and libertarians view politics along three different axes. For progressives, the main axis has oppressors at one end and the oppressed at the other. For conservatives, the main axis has civilization at one end and barbarism at the other. For libertarians, the main axis has coercion at one end and free choice at the other.
Arnold Kling seems quite right about this. Too often, however, irrespective of our views, we are unable to talk respectfully and thoughtfully to those who do not share our world perspective.
What should we do about it? Here are Kling's suggestions. I hope that you find them as thoughtful and correct as I did.