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Message Memo

Getting Ahead of the Crime Wave

Author: Jim Kessler and Rachel Laser
In The Culture Program


In this memo, we argue that progressives must prepare for an upturn in crime and devise strategies to deal with it.


In recent years, the issue of crime has fallen to the bottom of the political charts. Rarely mentioned in Congress, many political leaders are treating the crime issue like polio – something that was once a problem in the United States but that now is basically solved.

But crime is on its way back. This memo offers progressives a new framework of Responsibility on an issue that is moving from the back to the front burner.

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