Bernie Sanders: A Biography of the Socialist Running for President

9781519300201: Bernie Sanders: A Biography of the Socialist Running for President

Learn about the inspirational story of Bernie Sanders

In Bernie Sanders: A Biography of the Socialist Running for President you will learn about the life, career, and ambitions of Bernie Sanders. In this biography you will read about Bernie Sanders’ incredible life story. The Vermont senator has shaken up the race for the 2016 Democratic nomination for president, challenging the front-runner Hillary Clinton. Sanders has a long history of activism, dating back to his college years, when he was involved in the Civil Rights Movement. Sanders has drawn praise for his consistent positions and for standing up for the middle class. As an outsider, who has remained true to his progressive values, he has seen a surge of supporters for his candidacy. Read this biography to gain insight on the life and views of this potential next U.S. president.

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  • An Introduction to Radicalism
  • Vermont Politics
  • The Socialist Mayor
  • Mr. Socialist Goes to Washington
  • A Socialist President
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This is the paradox of Bernie Sanders. From one angle, Sanders typifies an anti-establishment rabble-rouser. His hoarse voice complemented by a rumpled suit jacket and his unkempt hair gives the impression of an insurrectionist fresh off the barricades. From another angle, however, he epitomizes the establishment. He has been a Washington insider for a quarter of a century and held ranking positions on the Senate Budget Committee and Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. How does such a paradox compute? Ironically, the same sky-is-falling attitude that propelled Sanders into a lefty circle of peaceniks and utopians is what whisked him off to the halls of Congress. Sanders proves that individuals can sail from the fringe to the upper echelons, from anonymity to superstar status, without being corrupted, without resorting to mealy-mouthed platitudes. He possesses a rare quality that most people, let alone politicians, lack, but that strikes others, especially voters, as unmistakable: authenticity. There are few words so loosely misapplied to so many as “authentic.” Yet it is a quality that eludes analysis; it must be felt. The adjective has almost no place in our modern politics, which are dominated by sound bites, disingenuous shysters and dark money. Bernie Sanders challenges the narrative of a degenerate politics; his popularity is a case study on the premium the American electorate places on integrity. If nothing else, this socialist demands our attention for that reason alone. This is the story about how the loser became the winner by not letting the win spoil what once led him to lose.

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