I hear people on the left make a case for a united front against fascism in one sentence and then exclude some of the very social constituencies that should make up that front in the next. It’s as if they see the necessity of a broader movement in the face of an existential danger, but are still, almost reflexively, hemmed in by politics that were, even in earlier periods, too narrowly cast. Just as it takes a village to raise a child, it will take a coalition of unusual diversity and complexity to save our democracy and the social progress secured through hard struggle over centuries. Breadth of approach, not a radicalism out of sync with the political requirements of our times, should be our strategic hallmark, as we look ahead to next year’s elections. I suspect that it will, much like it was last fall..