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    Radical Centrism, shortened to RadCent is a term used to describe an ideology that advocates for radical change and measures, with an emphasis on pragmatism over ideology.

    The essence of Radical Centrism can be described as something along the lines of “ideological grocery shopping”. It uses policy positions from any ideology across the political spectrum in a non-partisan pragmatic way to solve individual issues with the fundamental goal of reforming institutions.



    Foundations and Beliefs

    Radical centrism is a concept that arose in Western nations in the late 20th century. Despite being conflated with ideologies such as syncretism, dead centrism, moderatism, radical liberalism or anti-extremism, it is actually a “meta ideology” that may incorporate elements of these frameworks. Radical centrism, instead of actively searching for a compromise between extremist ideologies like a dead or moderate centrist, is willing to use radical solutions. It uses individual policy proposals from across the political spectrum in a pragmatic way that does not fall upon partisan lines. There are no clearly defined policies for radical centrists but the ideology places a heavy emphasis on pragmatism over ideology, going so far as to call themselves “unideological” or “anti-ideological” due to their willingness to break through party lines to solve systems. Radical centrists borrow ideas from the left and the right, often melding them together and incorporating aspects that are complementary. It should be noted that although the radical centrist has a tendency towards moderate solutions, he isn’t above radical solutions. There is support for the growth of an empowered middle class. General policies common to many radical centrists and radical centrist literature include-

    1. A commitment to fiscal responsibility, even if it means reducing social programs.

    2. A commitment to market-based solutions in health care, education, energy, the environment etc so long as the solutions are carefully regulated by the government to serve the public good. The policy goal, says Matthew Miller, is to "harness market forces for public purposes".

    3. A commitment to providing jobs for everyone willing to work, by subsidizing jobs in the private sector.

    4. A commitment to need-based rather than race, gender or other identity-based affirmative action; more generally, a commitment to identity-neutral ideals.

    5. A commitment to participate in institutions and processes of global governance.

    6. A commitment to decentralization of power to limit corruption through methods such as a Swiss-style direct democracy


    RadCent when in contact with other ideologies will try to get them to "peacefully talk it out" and often incorporate their policies into their own framework. He can be quite commanding in the presence of other ideologies when he needs to be due to being more coherent and radical (get it?) than other centrist ideologies. He can get hypnotized by Centrist-yellow.png the four quadrants, tricking him into accepting policies from all around the compass.

    How to Draw

    Flag of Radical Centrism
    1. Draw a ball with eyes.
    2. Fill it in grey.
    3. "Carve out" 4 arrows from the 4 cardinal directions of the ball pointing towards the centre of the ball.
    4. Separate each arrow into 2 parts around the center of each arrow.
    5. Fill the sections of the ball with the color of each of the political compass that corresponds to the relative area on the political compass.
    Color Name HEX RGB
    Grey #778899 119, 136, 153
    Pale red #FF6262 255, 98, 98
    Pale blue #00B1FF 0, 177, 255
    Pale yellow #FFFF80 255, 255, 128
    Pale green #00FF88 0, 255, 136


    Radical Union

    Misguided Centrists

    • Moder.png Moderatism - He agrees both sides should compromise, but he also thinks being radical is bad.
    • Horshu.png Horseshoe Centrism - Says there's no difference between balance and imbalance as if that makes much sense.
    • Altcentr.png Dead Centrism - Both sides may be bad, but this "exactly 50%" thing seems rather impractical. Also, I hate when people constantly stereotype me as if I'm you.

    "You have some good ideas, but you should consider some compromise with them"

    • Neoliberal-icon.png Neoliberalism - How about partially open borders and less outsourcing?
    • Necon.png Neoconservatism - Just bomb the uncompromising ideologies but maybe don’t forget the nation building?
    • Conservative.png Conservatism - How about preserving traditions but still embracing progress in some areas?
    • Progress.png Progressivism - How about progress in some aspects of society?
    • Socdem.png Social Democracy - How about affordable healthcare and education?
    • Civlibert.png Civil Libertarianism & Lib.png Liberalism - How about free speech and limited government except when it's anti-compromise?
    • Fiscon.png Fiscal Conservatism - How about some fiscal responsibility as long as it doesn't go against the welfare of the people?
    • FDF-Pirate.png Piratism - How about we loosen copyright to a certain extent while still allowing artists to own their creations?
    • Cdem.png Christian Democracy - How about a little bit of religion in government but we maintain separation of church and state?
    • Laicism.png Laicism - And how about we separate church and state but still allow religious expression?
    • Soc.png Socialism - How about we have some workers' rights and public property?
    • Cap.png Capitalism - How about we allow free trade and private property to a certain extent?
    • Corp.png Corporatocracy - How about we allow only some corporate power?
    • Socliber.png Social Libertarianism - How about we put some women and minorities on the boards of directors? Aside from that, you're pretty cool.
    • Georgist.png Georgism - How about we just have some LVT? Though again, you're pretty cool otherwise.
    • Libertarian.png Libertarianism and Clib.png Classical Liberalism - How about some corporate freedom but we regulate them when things get out of control?
    • Antifa.png Anti-Fascism - We can oppose fascism without being uncompromising, you know?
    • Anticommunism.png Anti-Communism - Just like how we can oppose communism without being uncompromising.
    • Sec.png Authoritarianism - How about having a strong government but allowing the people to speak out?
    • Nation.png Nationalism - How about praising your nation unless it does something wrong?
    • World.png Globalism - How about uniting humanity but giving them some independence?
    • Indust.png Industrialism - How about we industrialize but still preserve some natural sites?
    • Envi.png Environmentalism - We can fight climate change without hurting too much the economy and local production, what do you think?
    • Neolud.png Neoluddism - We can call out the problems of Industrial Society without completely getting rid of them, no?
    • Transh.png Transhumanism - We can embrace technology without radically altering humanity, don't think so?
    • Altl.png Alt-Lite, Rpop.png Right-Wing Populism & Natcon.png National Conservatism - How about combating the excesses of globalism, multiculturalism, and progressivism while maintaining their good aspects? Also to some of your more Antisjw.png net-savvy followers, how about actually compromising instead of just hijacking my name to look good?
    • Globnat.png Alter-Globalization, Lpop.png Left-Wing Populism & Dsa.png Democratic Socialism - And how about opposing the excesses of traditionalism, free-market capitalism and corporate power while maintaining their good aspects too?
    • PolState.png Police Statism - How about a limited police force?
    • Strato.png Stratocracy - And a limited military?
    • Mediastocracy flair.png Mediacracy - What about a limited mass media influence on society?
    • Merit.png Meritocracy & Technocracy.png Technocracy - Yes, you are very intelligent and skilled, but that doesn't mean you get to dictate all of society, because all opinions including those from ordinary people are equally important feedback to our society. I find Scientocracy Small.png they Neotech.png are much more preferable to you two.
    • Liberalsoc.png Liberal Socialism & Marketsoc.png Market Socialism - Honestly not too bad by socialist standards, but I'd still rather just have decent worker's rights and a solid enough social welfare system than an eventual goal of complete social ownership.
    • WelfChauvin.png Welfare Chauvinism - How about we defend the welfare state and put the citizens of your nation first without completely rejecting internationalism and free trade?
    • Trumpism.png Trumpism - You used to be cooler in 2000. Why did you leave me for Rpop.png this guy? Also, can you stop gatekeeping people like Progconf.png my friend here? Whether they are RINOs or not does not matter because I support the Reform party anyway (the one you sadly abandoned).
    • Nalib.png National Liberalism - We both like SpaCiudadanos.png Albert Rivera, RPUSA.png Ross Perot, Michael Lind and early Trump 2000.png Donald Trump, but overall you're a mixed bag. Like the other ideologies here btw.
    • European Federalism.png European Federalism - The EU does have its problems, but we can still improve it.

    Uncompromising Morons

    Further Information


    • Independent Nation (2004) by John Avlon
    • Toward a Radical Middle (1969) by Renata Adler
    • Stalking the Radical Middle (1995) by Joe Klein
    • The Radical Center (2001) by Ted Halstead and Micheal Lind
    • The Two Percent Solution (2003) by Matthew Miller
    • Radical Middle (2004) by Mark Satin
    • Ethical Realism (2006) by Anatol Lieven and John Hulsman
    • Break Through (2007) by Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger
    • Food from the Radical Center (2018) by Gary Paul Nadhan
    • Winning the Race (2005) by John McWhorter
    • Unfinished Business (2016) by Anne-Marie Slaugher
    • Try Common Sense (2019) by Philip K. Howard
    • The Origin of Wealth (2006) by Eric Beinhoker
    • How to Run the World (2011) by Philip K. Howard
    • The Righteous Mind (2012) by Haidt.png Jonathan Haidt
    • Voice of the People (2008) by Lawrence Chikering
    • Radical Middle: Confessions of an Accidental Revolutionary (2010) by Dennis Becket
    • On New and Radical Centrism (2018) by Alexandru Filip
    • The Time for Radical Centrism Has Come (2018) by Micheal D. Fricklas
    • The Radical Middle: Building Bridges Between the Muslim and Western Worlds (2012)
    • Road to Generation Equity (1995) by Tim Penny, Richard Lamm and Paul Tsongas
    • An Invitation to Join the Radical Center (2003) by Gary Paul Nabhan
    • Ground Rules for Civil Society: A Radical Centrist Manifesto (2003) by Ernest Prabhakar
    • The Cape York Agenda (2009) by Noel Pearson
    • Ten Big Ideas for a New America (2007) by New America Foundation
    • Depolarizing the American Mind (2014) by Steve McIntosh and Carter Phipps
    • Radix: Think Tank for the Radical Centre (2016) by David Boyle
    • California for All (2019) by Michael Shellenberger


    • The Radical Centre: A Politics Without Adversary (1998) by Neomarx.png Chantal Mouffe 
    • Beware the Radical Center (2017) by Ryan Shah




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