IN THE MAIL: Peter Beinart’s new book, The Good Fight : Why Liberals—and Only Liberals—Can Win the War on Terror and Make America Great Again. I don’t think that there are enough liberal hawks left in the Democratic Party — which is currently trying to purge Joe Lieberman — to matter, but I’d love to be wrong.

There’s an interesting debate going on in the book’s discussion forum, anyway.

UPDATE: An interesting Q&A with Jeffrey Goldberg, who’s got a new piece in the New Yorker on the Democrats’ prospects. It’s hard to argue with this: “The Democrats can probably win on the negatives for the 2006 elections, but those who think they can go negative and win the White House in 2008 are kidding themselves.”

Meanwhile, I’m not sure what this means: “‘Hillary for president’ rally draws 20 instead of hoped-for 200.” But it’s got to be making Al Gore and Mark Warner happy.