The Sanders Moment and After

Socialist Strategy and State Crisis

Bernie Sanders’ campaigns were seen as an apparent breakthrough for the left, allowing the widespread delegitimation of neoliberal ideology to be expressed within the parameters of the party system. Their failure compels socialists to return to difficult organizational and strategic questions – and the answers are as uncertain as ever. As contemporary analyses of this period, these essays both shed light on the forces that led to the present conjuncture, and illustrate the political and organizational challenges that are relevant in the post-Sanders moment.

Edited by Stephen Maher and Rafael Khachaturian. Essays by Seth Adler, Eric Blanc, Alleen Brown, Jane McAlevey, April M. Short, Jane Slaughter, Ingar Solty, and others.

Socialist Interventions Pamphlet No. 20 – October 2020.