Tuesday, April 1
The Future of the Republic
A new book from New York Times Magazine reporter, Matt Bai, makes a compelling case for the contention that even if the Democrats are able to win the presidential election this year, there is a hole in the heart of the party. In The Argument, Bai focuses on the forces that have emerged within the party in recent years--from meddling, megalomanical billionaire donors to geeky, monomaniacal internet activists--and their battles with the "Establishment." Of course, most of Bai's most disturbing observations could just as easily apply to the Republicans. Clearly, none of this bodes well for the future of the Republic.