Continuing on Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in 20th Century America (1998).
We talk more about Rorty's description of the conflict between the "reformist left" and the "cultural left." Do political-comedy shows serve a a positive political purpose? Can an enlightened political viewpoint really be a mass movement at all? Is it better to pursue specific political campaigns (e.g., pass law X) or be part of a "movement?" Can Rorty's diagnosis cure Seth's malaise?