Posts tagged "narrative"

Is the Left Behind?

Diane Winston tells us what's missing from "Whatever Happened to the American Left?," an opinion piece by Michael Kazin, the editor of Dissent Magazine, which appeared in Sunday's New York Times.  (I pointed a finger at it on Sunday.)  Winston explains that Kazin neglects three important issues in his diagnosis of the invisible, hamstrung Left:...

Narrative Truth

From Chris Dierkes at Beams and Struts: "Adam Gopnik writes: As the Bacchae knew, we always tear our Gods to bits, and eat the bits we like. Still, a real, unchangeable difference does exist between what might be called storytelling truths and statement-making truths—between what makes credible, if sweeping, sense in a story and...