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Bigger Than Bernie

Nonfiction: Politics & Current Events
Unabridged   8 hour(s)
Publication date: 04/14/2020

Bigger Than Bernie

How We Go from the Sanders Campaign to Democratic Socialism

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Digital Download ISBN:9781696600569


A guide to political revolution using Bernie Sanders's presidential campaign as a springboard.

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Product Description

Bernie Sanders's 2016 candidacy expanded the scope of political possibility in the United States, putting socialism and class politics back on the map. His radical campaign—not just for the Democratic presidential candidacy but against "the billionaire class"—helped catalyze other transformative left-wing politicians like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to seek and win office, just as he inspired teachers from West Virginia to Los Angeles to win hard-fought, historic strike campaigns. Sanders has, in short, helped cohere a new movement in American politics.

But even when coverage of Sanders takes stock of the sea change he has affected in American politics, it all too often fails to grasp what's unique about his approach. The senior senator from Vermont has demanded new policies and political approaches in this country—though he has also hinted at more, calling repeatedly for a "political revolution," something that he says would involve "millions of Americans" getting involved in politics not just at the ballot box, but in their workplaces and neighborhoods, too.

In this book, Micah Uetricht and Meagan Day go beyond a simple balance sheet of Democratic Party politics. In a clear and effective style, they detail what we need to do to get beyond the Sanders campaign or presidency to transform the US from top to bottom.


“Urgent and essential … no one could better capture the promise and perils of this once-in-a-generation moment. I try never to miss a word that they write, and you shouldn’t either.” —Krystal Ball, cohost of Rising on HillTV

Author Bio

Micah Uetricht is the managing editor of Jacobin magazine. He is the host of the Jacobin Radio podcast The Vast Majority and has written for the Guardian, the Intercept, the Nation, Bookforum, and elsewhere. He is a former labor organizer and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America in Chicago, where he lives. Meagan Day is a staff writer at Jacobin magazine. Her work has also appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Vox, Verso, Mother Jones, the Week, the Baffler, In These Times, and elsewhere.