Just heard this statement from Richard Hass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, on ABC’s This Week morning show. He was offering advice to Obama about how to deal with the Middle East uprisings. I think he’s articulating good integral thinking:

“The President has to associate the United States generally with reform, but he’s also got to make it clear that we can’t intervene the same way in every place. There’s going to be inconsistency, and he’s almost got to sell inconsistency and not have it be confused with hypocrisy, not an easy challenge.”

Hypocrisy and inconsistency are often the balloons that new ways of thinking float in on.