More Than Big Names?

In the wake of the Gabrielle Gifford shooting, the University of Arizona, through its School of Government and Public Policy, has set up the National Institute for Civil Discourse to help focus on political disagreements. The director, Brint Milward explained that “In a great democracy, it’s important for people to hold fast to principles, but at the same time to understand where they might be able to compromise.” Colin Powell has recently been added to the Institute’s board and honorary chairmen are President Bill Clinton and President George H. W. Bush.
With all these people aboard let’s hope the Institute can live up to its promise and will be more than a roster of big names.