"Some years ago the editor of a left-wing magazine asked me if I would consider writing a regular column. The editor told me, 'We want to move in a more progressive direction.'
"I replied, 'Progressive, in the sense of Woodrow Wilson and Walter Lippmann and Herbert Croly?'
"'No,' the editor answered, 'we were thinking of Bukharin.'
"Moderate American reformers, revolutionary Russian Marxist-Leninists—whatever. We're all one big happy progressive family!"
Michael Lind at The Smart Set defines himself as a left-liberal.