This is an interesting topic, and I’m glad you shared information about it on the Forum!
However, I found some elements of this post a bit confusing. In particular:
I kept expecting to see examples of people who are part of the “sensemaking” movement. What are the podcasts and YouTube channels you reference? The links at the end seem like they only reveal a tiny fraction of this community. (I tried Googling around a bit, but the term “sensemaking” didn’t lead me to the sorts of things you were talking about.)
“I suspect it’ll make a valuable contribution towards ending the culture wars.”
I’d have liked to hear more about why you suspect this. Are there good examples of the movement bringing together people from different, “warring” cultures and making them both more accepting of the other’s views? Does the movement have a lot of diversity across the political spectrum? Are any particular views associated with the movement starting to become popular in elite circles?
Yeah, hopefully at some point I find time to make another post, linking to various aspects of what I’d define as the community. I guess who is in or not is not well-defined as it’s not really a single community. Rather, it’s a bunch of groups with similar kinds of people who seem to be talking to each and talking about similar kinds of things, most of whom I think would agree that they’re doing something like sensemaking.
Regarding your second question, if you head over to the Stoa or listen to Both/And, you’ll see people from across the spectrum, although not really many strong social justice proponents. I suppose my suspicion is mainly driven by the intuition that ending the culture wars requires a movement with positive content of its own and not merely a negative critique as Quillette and (to a lesser degree) Persuasion seem to do. People need a reason to join apart from simply being sick of the culture wars.