Part I/Politics in the U.S. Today: What Time is It?
Gabriel Noah Brahm: In early 2009, when The Left at War had just come out, Barack Obama was inaugurated and George W. Bush was finally out of office. Those were heady days. The right seemed to be on the run, as you put it in the “Introduction” to your book, which you subtitled “On Time.” Was the feeling that things were looking up for the left, after eight long years, part of why you there called your book “untimely”? And if so, have times changed again already, so soon and so quickly? The book seems very timely, with war still raging and the left still in disarray.