The Bernie Sanders campaign is nothing less than the promise to fulfill a thwarted but long-cherished American dream: a society where the wealthy and powerful no longer dominate our lives.
Robert McChesney teaches in the communication department at the University of Illinois–Urbana Champaign. He is the author, most recently, of Blowing the Roof off the Twenty-First Century: Media, Politics, and Post-Capitalist Democracy.
The belief that Bernie Sanders is too left-wing to win a presidential election is an article of faith among journalists and pundits. It’s also completely unfounded.