America stands at the crossroads of history. Will we stick to the same stale ideas that have failed us before? Or will we embrace new thinking that truly lives up to the challenges of the moment and tries to
shape our future for the better?
Democracy has always believed that the second question must be answered with a resounding “Yes!” In this issue Leslie Gelb, the emeritus chairman of the Council on Foreign Relations, analyzes the failures of the elite media during the Iraq War and offers a new path for American political journalism. Veteran political correspondent Ronald Brownstein shows why so many analysts got Karl Rove wrong while journalist James Traub explains why America should still push for expanded democracy abroad. Marcy Darnovsky calls for a new progressive bioethics, Michael Lind outlines a return to utility capitalism, and David Callahan demonstrates how progressives can construct a new approach to American values. It is a broad and exciting menu of articles from some of the country’s most important progressive thinkers—an issue not to be missed!