Heather Gautney has been a policy fellow and senior advisor to Bernie Sanders for several years. She an associate professor of sociology and Fordham University, and the author of Protest and Organization in the Alternative Globalization Era.
"This is the powerful and insightful book we have been waiting for on the historic Bernie Sanders presidential campaign. Heather Gautney provides the most sophisticated and subtle analysis of the most significant progressive insurgency within the decrepit electoral political system of the USA. Don't miss it!" --Cornel West, author of Race Matters "Of all the books analyzing the what happened in 2016, Heather Gautney's is unique in its use of a movement lens. For movement builders, there are many critical lessons here about striking the balance between candidates, issues, and deeper organizing." -- Larry Cohen, board chair of Our Revolution and former president of the Communication Workers of America "A vigorous book that revisits the 2016 election ... every argument is worth engaging with."--Tom Carson, Bookforum "An outstanding piece of work that provides a deep-- and importantly the correct-- analysis of what Bernie's campaign was really about." - Phil Fiermonte, Senior Advisor, Bernie 2016 and former Vermont State Director, Sen. Bernie Sanders Senate Office "Heather Gautney's analysis of the 2016 campaign captures Bernie Sanders' refreshing plainspokenness...it deserves attention on the Left." - Wall Street Journal