Against the Grain

The Fight for Socialism After Bernie Sanders

Now that Bernie Sanders is out of the race, and we’re faced with the choice between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, have the prospects for an electoral road to social democracy been dashed?  Jacobin’s Meagan Day and Micah Uetricht discuss how Sanders changed the terrain of U.S. politics.  They argue that his defeat — rather than simply revealing the limits of left electoral politics — will ultimately be seen as a temporary setback in an era of expanding socialist struggles.

Resources:

Meagan Day and Micah Uetricht, Bigger than Bernie: How We Go from the Sanders Campaign to Democratic Socialism Verso, 2020

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