The inspiring national bestseller from the U. S. Senator and leading Democratic candidate for president—about the fierce fight for democracy and social justice, and what we need to do next.
In Where We Go from Here, New York Times bestselling author Bernie Sanders reveals the blueprint for his 2020 presidential run by chronicling the day-by-day struggles that he and his progressive colleagues have waged over the last two years in the fight against Donald Trump's reactionary agenda and for a government that works for all, not just wealthy campaign contributors.
At home, Sanders has helped lead the fight for Medicare for all, fought for workers desperate for higher wages, and supported immigrants in the DACA program and children affected by gun violence. He has stood with the people of Puerto Rico devastated by Hurricane Maria, as well as veterans, teachers, the incarcerated, the persecuted, and all those who are too often ignored by Washington. Abroad, his voice has been clear that we need a foreign policy that strives for peace—not war—and international cooperation to address the crisis of climate change.
The good news is we're making progress. People all across America are standing up to the most dishonest and reactionary president in our history. They're taking on establishment politicians who've turned a blind eye to the concerns of everyday citizens. They're fighting back against the oligarchs of Wall Street, who would happily see our children do worse than their parents so long as the Dow does better. And the general public continually demonstrates that we are more united than the media would allow us to believe, and what we agree on are largely progressive ideals.
Maintaining a vibrant democracy has never been easy, and in these dangerous and unprecedented times, it has been more difficult than ever. Bernie Sanders shows, however, that we can repair the damage Trump has done—and create a nation based on the principles of economic, social, racial, and environmental justice.
Vermont Independent senator Sanders (Our Revolution) serves up an informative combination history of the progressive movement during the last two years and political manifesto. Starting with the end of his presidential campaign in June 2016, the book moves chronologically, highlighting specific days of note between election night 2016 and the recent nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, including reproductions of Sanders's speeches and news accounts of his activities. Chapters tie into policy issues such as from Medicare for all, gun control, and a $15 minimum wage, often employing the rhetoric of a stump speech (at one point Sanders lists a set of questions that media outlets aren't asking him but should be, such as why income inequality has grown in recent decades). He is prone to repeating pithy talking points, such as that the U.S. spends more on its military than the next 10 countries combined. Despite a diary-like structure, this book is political, not personal; just like Sanders's presidential bid, it's not about his experience but about the movement he wants to represent.
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This book set out the ideals of man who visions an American Society in which all are treated equal- one that understands the enormous inequality and struggles everybody goes through. These issues are complex. These issues have been implemented by the same oligarchy that has suppressed millions of people throughout American history. Bernie Sanders lays forward his vision, one that almost everybody can jump on board .. great read.