Dems’ Young Guns Launch Journal of Ideas
Posted on Jun 21, 2006
Two young Democratic intellectuals have founded Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, a quarterly publication modeled after conservative publications like Commentary and The National Interest. Sen. Barack Obama is already lined up to write.
This comes on the heels of Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg’s new publication.
Reflecting a demand for new ideas in the Democratic Party, two young intellectuals have founded a quarterly periodical modeled after influential conservative journals like Commentary and The National Interest.
Kenneth Baer and Andrei Cherny, both speechwriters and authors who have worked within the New Democrat movement, will launch Democracy: A Journal of Ideas today at the National Press Club. They will appear on a panel with Weekly Standard Editor William Kristol, American Prospect Editor Michael Tomasky and Francis Fukuyama of The American Interest.
?We think that the party is rich in tactics and poor in ideas,? said Baer, who worked as a speechwriter for former Vice President Al Gore. ?What we really need for long-term success is deep, serious thinking about how we?re going to apply long-held progressive values to new challenges.?