The New Republic was founded more than a century ago to bring American liberalism into the modern era. The magazine’s founders understood that the challenges facing a nation transformed by the Industrial Revolution and the great wave of immigration required bold new thinking about the country’s character and destiny. Today’s New Republic is wrestling with the same fundamental questions: how to build a more inclusive and (small-d) democratic civil society from the ground up, how to fight for a fairer American political economy in an age of rampaging inequality, and how to revive an expansive public sphere after a generation of ideological assault from the right. We also face challenges that belong entirely to our own age, from the existential crisis of climate change to a Republican Party now hell-bent on subverting democratic governance in the name of permanent minority rule. But we’re determined to continue building on the magazine’s founding mission, and we share TNR’s founding editors’ boundless faith in the American liberal experiment.