Peter Beinart has written a potentially important article on the direction of American liberalism. I agree with much of it. The Democratic party cannot, I think, move much to the right on social issues or much to the left on economic ones. It can, however, become more committed to winning the war on terrorism, and that is the way forward for it. Yet it seems highly doubtful that the unions and feminists will take up Beinart’s suggestions about how they can participate in the war.