Bernie and the Sandernistas: Field Notes from a Failed Revolution

Bernie and the Sandernistas Field Notes from a Failed Revolution Bernie Sanders promised a Revolution a promise that was seized upon with an almost religious fervor by a new generation of political activists a generation raised with smart phones and terror alerts

  • Title: Bernie and the Sandernistas: Field Notes from a Failed Revolution
  • Author: Jeffrey St. Clair
  • ISBN: 9781539032724
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
  • Bernie Sanders promised a Revolution, a promise that was seized upon with an almost religious fervor by a new generation of political activists, a generation raised with smart phones and terror alerts, a generation burdened by debt and facing dim economic prospects Jeffrey St Clair, editor of the political journal CounterPunch, called Bernie s raucous band of followers TBernie Sanders promised a Revolution, a promise that was seized upon with an almost religious fervor by a new generation of political activists, a generation raised with smart phones and terror alerts, a generation burdened by debt and facing dim economic prospects Jeffrey St Clair, editor of the political journal CounterPunch, called Bernie s raucous band of followers The Sandernistas, as they pitched themselves for battle against one of the most brutal political operations of the modern era, the Clinton machine Ridiculed by the media and dismissed as a nuisance by the political establishment, the Sanders campaign shocked Clinton in a state after state, exposing the deep structural fissures in the American electorate Ultimately the Sanders campaign faltered, undone by the missteps of its leader and by sabotage from the elites of the Democratic Party By the time the Senator gave his humiliating concession speech at the convention in Philadelphia, even his most ardent supporters jeered him in disgust and walked out, taking their protests back to the streets This turbulent year of mass revolt and defeat is recounted here, as it happened, by one of America s fiercest and funniest journalists.

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    1. Jeffrey St. Clair, investigative journalist and editor of CounterPunch (a left-wing mag that specializes in "muckracking with a radical attitude"), provides a hilarious, provocative, irreverent and acerbic post-mortem on the failed campaign of Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders (as well as the campaigns of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton). The book consists of Clair's commentary on the campaign itself and culminates in the day-by-day anecdotes and observations of the author in attendance at th [...]

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