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The vanishing liberal:
How the left learned to be helpless

Kevin Baker’s most recent novel,Strivers Row, is the final installment in his “City of Fire” trilogy about New York City. His last article for Harper’s Magazine, “Barack Hoover Obama,” appeared in the July 2009 issue.
On the first day of December last year, Barack Obama stood before the assembled Corps of Cadets at West Point and announced his decision to send another 30,000 troops to the war in Afghanistan. The president’s nationally televised address was, in many ways, the most honest speech made to the American people by their leader in a generation