Bigger Than Bernie: How We Go from the Sanders Campaign to Democratic Socialism

Bigger Than Bernie: How We Go from the Sanders Campaign to Democratic Socialism

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

The political ambitions of the movement behind Bernie Sanders have never been limited to winning the White House. Since Bernie first entered the presidential primaries in 2016, his supporters have worked to organize a revolution intended to encourage the active participation of millions of ordinary people in political life. That revolution is already underway, as evidenced by the massive growth of the Democratic Socialists of America, the teachers Bernie motivated to lead strikes across red and blue states, and the rising new generation of radicals in Congress— led by AOC and Ilhan Omar—inspired by his example.

In Bigger than Bernie, activist writers Meagan Day and Micah Uetricht give us an intimate map of this emerging move- ment to remake American politics top to bottom, profiling the grassroots organizers who are building something bigger, and more ambitious, than the career of any one candidate. As participants themselves, Day and Uetricht provide a serious analy- sis of the prospects for long-term change, offering a strategy for making “political revolution” more than just a campaign slogan. They provide a road map for how to entrench democratic socialism in the halls of power and in our own lives.

Bigger than Bernie offers unmatched insights into the people behind the most unique campaign in modern American history and a clear-eyed sense of how the movement can sustain itself for the long haul.

Title:Bigger Than Bernie: How We Go from the Sanders Campaign to Democratic Socialism
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781788738385
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  • Michael

    Incisively thinks through where the movement for a multiracial, multigenerational democracy goes in the wake of another loss to an uninspiring centrist campaign, in characteristically lucid prose. Arg...

  • Allison

    wow! this book really grew on me. learned a lot about:- DSA- why it's so hard to change US two-party system - social democracies vs. democratic socialism- a brief history of unions + the US labor move...

  • Jon Hoffman

    I think this book came at the right time for me, as it got here about a week after Bernie suspended his campaign and I started to wonder about the viability of democratic socialism in our current age/...

  • Mike C.

    A good read that lays out the importance of taking a class-struggle approach to political action....

  • Colin Cox

    Socialism, specifically Democratic Socialism, is in vogue, or so argues Meagan Day and Micah Uetricht in Bigger Than Bernie: How We Go from the Sanders Campaign to Democratic Socialism. While Bigger T...

  • Mark

    Great for those wanting an introduction of what must happen next....

  • John

    An excellent book! As somebody who follows socialist progress and politics so closely that it's probably caused lasting psychological damage, a lot of the first half detailing the recent progress is s...

  • Doug Johnson

    Absolutely essential reading for anyone who feels gut-punched after Bernie Sanders' two runs for president. This is a roadmap of what we do next....

  • Greg Weaver

    The funny thing about this book is that it’s just as much for Berners as it is for those who are skeptics (if not more so!). One of the most common critiques of Bernie from those that I know is born...

  • Patrick

    "The immediate task of socialists is to pick fights with elites, and to stand with workers wherever they find themselves already engaged in struggle. Crucial to this strategy is the identification of ...