Art of Fielding author Chad Harbach, who also founded the literary/politics/culture journal n+1, said in an interview that his ultimate goal for the publication will be fulfilled “when wealth is equitably distributed; global warming is halted; and thoughtful, nourishing public discourse about literature and politics becomes normal and unremarkable, then n+1’s work is done. It might take a while.”

If any of us is looking for something to paste up near our desk and work toward, that seems like a good one.