In Era of Obama, youth can demand real change

January 14, 2008
Today, I return to a Yale whose politics has changed enormously in the short seven-and-a-half years since I graduated (I’m here for a Saybrook Master’s Tea to discuss my new book, Fear and Courage in the Democratic Party). When I left campus in 2000, there was a great deal of political activity. Unlike now, however, »

‘Save the world’ jobs impress, fulfill

January 10, 2006
“Where do you want to be in five years?” When I got that question during my senior year at Yale in 2000, I really had no clue how to answer it, but I had that fairly common Yalie desire to change the world. The way most of my classmates saw it, there were four big »