Now that The Journal has published Marty Linsky’s essay, we’d like for readers to weigh in with their own prescriptions for keeping the republic. What do you think must be done to deal with political polarization? What compromises do you think you and your allies should be willing (and unwilling) to make in hopes of bridging divides? Enter The Journal’s Keep the Republic essay contest by submitting your entry at klcjr.nl/republicessaycontest. The winner of first prize will receive $500. Second- and third-place winners will receive $250 and $150, respectively.
Your essay should:
Be no more than 500 words in length.
Address the following questions: “What do you think will be necessary to keep the republic? What specifically would you be willing to do or not do to make that possible?”
Cite specific ways in which you or the factions you are most loyal to could adapt their behavior to strengthen democracy.
Be submitted by no later than 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 21, 2021.
If you have questions, please contact Chris Green, managing editor of The Journal, at 316-712-4945 or email@example.com.
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