This week's magazine also includes an essay by Jonathan Chait on the left's new organizational infrastructure--a constellation of liberal bloggers and activists called the netroots. These activists have modeled themselves explicitly on the rise of the conservative movement. In fact, Chait argues that the netroots have grown into the most important political movement to arrive on the scene since the Christian right. When historians discuss the netroots in the decades to come, they will undoubtedly refer back to Chait's elegant and erudite essay.
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