Questions We Can Ask Ourselves and Sometimes Answer

Questions We Can Ask Ourselves and Sometimes Answer

This is a moment for questions. Probably the ones we ask ourselves are not very different from those our readers would ask. So here’s an effort by one Dissent editor to provide, not exhaustive or definitive, but brief and provisional answers. Other editors might disagree, and will perhaps be heard from.

In this moment of political and intellectual confusion, what role remains for the democratic left? What can it usefully do or say?

People of every political outlook find themselves overwhelmed by the rush of historical change. But even at times when ideas need to be revalued or revised, there are things we need to do and say.

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