The parallels between Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn are striking. As this autobiography makes clear, they’re remarkably similar people: serious, principled, utterly lacking in humour. They’re also remarkably similar politicians: both formed progressive beliefs as young men, then spent a lifetime making the case for them, pausing only for food and sleep. Sanders’s denunciations of inequality, low wages, military overspending, giant corporations, big media, evil billionaires—all could be pasted into Corbyn’s manifesto.
The difference is that Saunders has done what Corbyn can, at this stage, only dream…
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