Progressive socialist Bernie Sanders continues to make political history as he embarks on a campaign to win the Democratic mination for president in 2016, and this revised edition with new material captures his optimistic hopes for democracy to deliver political and social justice. As Bernie Sanders continues to cement his reputation as hero to the progressive left with his run for the Democratic mination for president in 2016, this expanded and updated edition of his 1997 political autobiography continues his remarkable story as he fights to bring radical social change to America. Sanders tells the story of his remarkable career as a progressive socialist and outspoken dissident, using his experience to expose the bias and injustice within one of the worlds most powerful political systems. From his fight for a livable minimum wage, to campaigning on behalf of fair electoral politics, Sanders makes much-needed suggestions for tackling contemporary issues, an uplifting take on the potential for democracy to deliver political and social justice.The revised edition will include a new introduction from Sanders explaining what led to his run for the presidency and a substantial afterword written by John Nichols, the Washington Correspondent of The Nation, bringing Sanders's story forward from the late 1990s to the present.
Bernie Sanderswas elected to the US Senate in 2006 after serving 16 years in the House of Representatives. He is the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history. Early in his career, Sanders was director of the American People's Historical Society. Elected Mayor of Burlington by 10 votes in 1981, he served four terms. Before his 1990 election as Vermont s at-large member in Congress, Sanders lectured at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and at Hamilton College in upstate New York.