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Title:
Where we go from here : two years in the resistance
Title:
Where we go from here : two years in the resistance
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Edition:
First edition.
Publisher Info:
New York, N.Y. : Thomas Dunne Books, an imprint of St. Martin's Press, [2018]
Physical Description:
270 pages ; 25 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Contents:
June 14, 2016 : Meeting with Hillary Clinton -- July 9, 2016 : The most progressive political platform in U.S. history -- July 26, 2016 : The Democratic Convention -- August 24, 2016 : Our revolution is formally launched -- September 5, 2016 : On the campaign trail for Clinton -- October 17, 2016 : Taking on the greed of the pharmaceutical industry -- November 8, 2016 : Election night -- November 16, 2016 : Part of the Democratic Senate leadership -- January 15, 2017 : Saving the Affordable Care Act -- January 20, 2017 : Inauguration day -- February 28, 2017 : A new way to communicate -- April 26, 2017 : Introducing the $$15-an-hour minimum-wage bill -- May 31, 2017 : Off to Germany, England and Ireland -- September 21, 2017 : A progressive foreign policy -- October 27, 2017 : I visit Puerto Rico -- December 19, 2017 : The looting of the federal treasury -- January 23, 2018 : We take Medicare For All directly to the people -- January 31, 2018 : The biggest challenge -- February 15, 2018 : An ugly day in the senate -- February 16, 2018 : More children killed by guns -- February 23, 2018 : On the road again -- March 11, 2018 : Politics and baseball -- March 23, 2018 : A hell of a two weeks -- April 3, 2018 : Remembering Dr. King -- April 13, 2018 : The political revolution is looking great -- April 16, 2018 : Jumping into controversy -- April 19, 2018 : The fight for a moral economy -- May 4, 2018 : Criminal justice, politics, and Pennsylvania -- May 18, 2018 : A busy weekend in Vermont -- May 20, 2018 : Doing the Sunday news shows -- May 28, 2018 : Running for reelection to the U.S. Senate -- June 2, 2018 : Taking on Disney -- June 26, 2018 : A good election night -- July 11, 2018 : The Supreme Court matters -- July 19, 2018 : Trump embarrasses America (again) -- July 22, 2018 : Which way forward? -- July 27, 2018 : A step forward for economic justice -- August 25, 2018 : Reforming the Democratic Party -- Where we go from here.
Abstract:
Sanders, a Democratic presidential candidate, popular senator, and respected economist, traces the first year of the Trump administration. The chronological progression of the entries detail the struggles he and his colleagues have waged against Trump's reactionary agenda from June, 2016 to the present. The good news is we're making progress... but maintaining a vibrant democracy is more difficult than ever.

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AN INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER!

In Where We Go from Here, New York Times bestselling author Bernie Sanders chronicles 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.


Author Notes

Bernie Sanders is a U.S. Senator from Vermont. He also served 16 years in the House of Representatives making him the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history.

Bernie Sanders was born in 1941 in Brooklyn and attended Brooklyn College and the University of Chicago. After graduating in 1964, he moved to Vermont. In 1981, he was elected to the first of four terms as mayor of Burlington.

Sanders lectured at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard and at Hamilton College in upstate New York before his 1990 election as Vermont's at-large member in Congress. Throughout his career he has focused on the shrinking American middle class and the growing income and wealth gaps in the United States. As chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs, Sanders in 2014 passed legislation reforming the VA health care system. Sanders was tapped by Senate leadership to be the ranking member of the Senate Budget Committee. He also serves on the Environment and Public Works Committee, where he has focused on global warming and rebuilding our nation's crumbling infrastructure. He is a member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, where he has championed efforts to transform our energy system from fossil fuels to renewable power sources like solar and wind. Sanders also sits on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, where he has fought for greater access to affordable health care and improved education programs from pre-K to college

Sanders' campaign against Hillary Clinton for the party's 2016 U.S. presidential nomination raised more money in small, individual contributions than any other in American history, and helped him rise to international recognition. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In.

(Bowker Author Biography)


Reviews 1

Publisher's Weekly Review

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. Agent: Ron Goldfarb, Goldfarb & Associates. (Nov.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.