Is San Francisco's recall of their progressive district attorney revealing something important about the state of liberalism?
I think you're right on about going back to some basic questions; you mention: what do we need? what are we promising? what are we committed to?
I would add as part of the question of 'What do we need?" is "What do we care about?" They're entertwined but different. Also, in the essential questions of "What are we promising?" and "What are we committed to?" needs to include the conversations/assessments of "What do we have the capacity for?" and "What do we have the competence for?" when you're actually at the point of designing commitment and action. Thank you for the Noah quote...an important point.