Thank you for your comments and for taking the time to read my article. I look forward to reading your piece later today. I agree whole heartedly with your position regarding the reactionary turn on the right and the identity politics of the left, both of which I find troubling developments that challenge our democratic values from different directions. My own most recent commentary, Dreams Of A Post-Partisan World, speculates that our identification with political parties is itself problematic. Unfortunately, our options for dealing with this problem through public policy seem rather limited, leaving it up to each of us as citizens to change our relationship with our partisan institutions.