Episode

2/25 Bhaskar Sunkara: Bernie Sanders & the Socialist Project

February 25, 2016

Jacobin Magazine founder and coeditor of The Future We Want: Radical Ideas for the New Century, Bhaskar Sunkara, explains the dynamic of President Obama’s leadership. Contradictions of the Democratic Party. The difference between the Democratic Party and European Social Democratic parties. Why Bernie Sanders comes from the socialist tradition. How Sanders is educating the public. Why Sanders is the political realist. We are in a class war and the rich are waging it. Why socialists want to expand democracy. Eliminating the wrong kind of risk in American society. Why liberals lose and why radicals need to get politically real. What we can learn from Britain’s NHS. Why technocratic policy proposals are wrongheaded and why Sanders is getting his arguments right. Federalizing the anti austerity cause and the long term prospects for social democracy. (11:30)

On The Fun Half: How to cap CEO pay. How to make real progressive change happen. Black Lives Matter activist confronts Hillary Clinton on using the term “super predators” in the 1990s and your calls and IMs.

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