We are an association of individuals committed to increasing public understanding of the key ideas on which the American political system rests. The United States is in a crisis of leadership today in part because of the absence of thoughtful intellectuals from the public square. SRAP seeks to change this by providing a virtual venue for activist-intellectuals committed to a moderate politics. We believe that the American political-economy has made it possible for most American citizens to get basic needs met in peace and security. This paradigm is being threatened by those who allow the perfect become the enemy of the good. Our mission is to mitigate this by teaching the American political tradition to political leaders, activists and teachers. Find more detailed explanations of what we are about on the other pages of this site. It’s time to go back to the cave!