Why the public interest matters now

  title={Why the public interest matters now},
  author={E. J. Dionne},
  • E. Dionne
  • Published 1 October 2007
  • History
  • Daedalus
beyond those involving Republicans and Democrats, left and right, progressive and conservative. There are also poles in our history de1⁄2ned by liberty and community, the individual and the collective, the public and the private. The interplay among these is not always clear. The New Left in the 1960s was both powerfully communitarian and strongly individualistic. One revealing New Left manifesto carried the quintessentially communitarian title, The Right to Say We, even as it is hard to 1⁄2nd… 
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