Against the Grain

Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and the Limits of Democratic Party Insurgencies

Bernie Sanders, the self-styled democratic socialist from Vermont, catalyzed the discontent of many Americans with economic inequality and injustice — and with the mainstream of the Democratic Party, which has presided over neoliberalism. However, Jeffrey St. Clair argues, Sanders not only butted up against the formidable Clinton machine, but was hobbled by his own political baggage. He considers the future of social movements, after Sanders and in the age of Trump.

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Jeffrey St. Clair, Bernie and The Sandernistas: Field Notes From a Failed Revolution CounterPunch, 2016

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