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By Jeffrey St. Clair

Bernie Sanders promised a Revolution, a promise that used to be seized upon with a virtually non secular fervor by way of a brand new new release of political activists, a iteration raised with clever telephones and terror signals, a new release pressured by way of debt and dealing with dim financial clients. Jeffrey St. Clair, editor of the political magazine CounterPunch, known as Bernie’s raucous band of fans The Sandernistas, as they pitched themselves for conflict opposed to probably the most brutal political operations of the trendy period, the Clinton computer. Ridiculed via the media and disregarded as a nuisance through the political institution, the Sanders crusade stunned Clinton in a nation after kingdom, exposing the deep structural fissures within the American citizens. eventually the Sanders crusade faltered, undone by way of the missteps of its chief and through sabotage from the elites of the Democratic celebration. by the point the Senator gave his humiliating concession speech on the conference in Philadelphia, even his such a lot ardent supporters jeered him in disgust and walked out, taking their protests again to the streets. This turbulent 12 months of mass insurrection and defeat is mentioned the following, because it occurred, via considered one of America’s fiercest and funniest journalists.

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