Posts Tagged ‘Bernie Sanders’

Perhaps the one fact that is beyond dispute in the 2016 presidential election is that in historic numbers American voters are dissatisfied with both the Republican and Democratic candidates.  One needs to ask how it is that two national organization with over 150 years of existence and consisting of professional politicians could do such an atrocious job.  Paradoxically the answer is that there is a need for less and more party control. Read the rest of this entry »

In our previous three posts I argued that Bernie Sanders was not a socialist according to any of the three major historical socialist movements—utopian, revolutionary, and evolutionary.  In this post I’ll argue that Sanders fits in more with the American political tradition of left-wing populism and progressivism.  Read the rest of this entry »

In the previous two posts Bernie Sanders, the first presidential candidate of one of the two major political parties in American history to declare himself a socialist, has been shown to be neither a utopian socialist nor a revolutionary socialist.   The question now is whether he can be legitimately labelled an evolutionary socialist.  Read the rest of this entry »

Bernie Sanders is the first viable presidential candidate for a major political party to describe himself as a socialist.  The importance of this event in American political history must not be underestimated and is the reason for this series on the three major movements in the history of socialism (utopian, revolutionary and evolutionary).  The first post covered utopian socialism and concluded that Senator Sanders is not a utopian socialist.  This post will examine revolutionary socialism. Read the rest of this entry »

Whether Bernie Sanders is even nominated for President by the Democratic Party, let alone wins the presidency, is a moot point.  The fact that a serious contender for the presidency has identified himself as a socialist marks a turning point in American politics.  Read the rest of this entry »