My colleague Andrew Sabl, when he’s not busy being a brilliant political theorist (if you haven’t read Ruling Passions, run out and buy it) is also a very sharp observer of practical politics. So I find it very encouraging that, somewhat against his natural inclinations, Andy has decided to get behind Wesley Clark.
Sabl’s essay on Open Source Politics explains why. As I would have expected from Andy, the essay has a highly original slant on what this campaign could be about: making the Democratic Party once again a comfortable place for those who are comfortable in their patriotism, and linking a progressive domestic agenda to the requirements of world leadership. You might call Clark’s message as interpreted by Sabl — though Sabl doesn’t himself use this label — the liberalism of national greatness.