Editor’s Page

Editor’s Page

I THINK THAT I am in favor of the fourth way, or maybe the fifth; anyway, I am sure there is a “way” coming that will be better than all the others. The advantage of four and five is that they will force politicians and political intellectuals to abandon the triadic mode, in which they identify two equally unattractive polar opposites and then plant themselves firmly in the center. Maybe we need to pick and choose across the whole spectrum; maybe we need more than one spectrum. For the moment, however, large numbers of people on the left, in many different countries, want to be third, and we need to understand exactly what that means: hence the special section in this issue.

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