When ideas are labelled as extreme, especially in politics, the connotation is typically dismissive. But is it wise to avoid extreme positions?
Do centrists tend to be more open-minded than radicals? More tolerant? Are there differences in style (as opposed to content) that distinguish moderate approaches from extreme approaches?
Would you rather live in a setting in which political debate typically are about details within a broad consensus, or one in which a broad range of ideas compete?
Is there such a thing as moderation in the extreme?
These questions are being framed in a political context. Are there other contexts in which similar questions would make sense?