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Bernie Sanders and the Boundaries of Reform

Socialism in Burlington
Narrated by: Gary Roelofs
Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
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Today, Bernie Sanders is a household name, a wildly popular presidential candidate, and an icon for progressive Democrats in the US. But back in the 1980s, this “democratic socialist” - though some folks would prefer the term “social democrat” - was mayor of Burlington, Vermont, where his administration attempted radical reforms. Some efforts were successful, but when a waterfront deal failed, it was not due to Sanders' efforts; he would rather compromise and have a net gain than be an ideological purist. 

In his preface to this reissue of the 1990 book, Challenging the Boundaries of Reform, W. J. Conroy reflects on the recent legacy of Sanders, his agenda for America, and his appeal to young voters. His audiobook then looks back to identify Sanders’ experience in Burlington by examining several case studies that unfolded amid a conservative trend nationally, an unsympathetic state government, and a hostile city council.

Ultimately, Conroy asks what lessons can be drawn from the case of Burlington that would aid the American left in a struggle to capture both government and civil society.

©1990 Temple University - Of The Commonwealth System of Higher Education (P)2018 Redwood Audiobooks

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"Important reading for anyone interested not only in socialism, but in the future potential of radical democratic reforms, whatever the label." (Contemporary Sociology

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So glad not Marxist

Takes 47 fancy words to say what 10 could take of. Written flatulence to say “give me your money because I want to control it”. This book is a great example of a left academic attempt to define, categorize, and explain everything. This author is obviously not stupid, but wasted talents. Jesus Christ

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