Best New Publication. That’s what the Utne Independent Press Awards called us, choosing Democracy after combing through more than 1,300 independent publications.
But, as a loyal reader, you are well aware of Democracy’s provocative articles, A-list authors, and path-breaking ideas. With features such as last year’s “After Iraq” and last issue’s “New Progressive Agenda” symposia, you are reading, and becoming a part of, the debate about the future of the progressive movement. Indeed, many of the articles that have appeared in our pages have birthed ideas that have found homes in the Edwards, Clinton, and Obama campaigns; been embraced by policymakers on Capitol Hill; and been praised in the pages of the Washington Post and New York Times.
This issue is no different. Our articles cover some of the most pressing challenges we face today—from climate change and the aging of America to the future of China, the Muslim world, and the global food supply. Tackling these subjects are some of the most influential and fresh voices in the progressive world—the men and women who will shape our country and world for years to come.