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Matt Bai canvasses the Democratic reformers in search of a coherent vision in The Argument
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A San Francisco liberal believes in civil liberties and civil rights, including same-sex marriage, and isn't afraid to say so.

A San Francisco liberal, I would have added if they hadn't cut me off, thinks the invasion of Iraq was wrong, the occupation is a disaster, and the only sane approach now is to get the US troops out of there. A San Francisco liberal believes that money has ruined politics and that the answer is not for the Democrats to try to raise more than the Republicans. A San Francisco liberal believes this city can and should be a force for progressive thought and set the standard for the rest of the country.

A San Francisco liberal isn't afraid to lose.

There's a lot more I could say, but that's the start of an Argument. That wasn't so hard, Matt, was it?

THE ARGUMENT: BILLIONAIRES, BLOGGERS, AND THE BATTLE TO REMAKE DEMOCRATIC POLITICS

By Matt Bai

Penguin Press

336 pages

$25.95