Applying lessons from the Sanders campaign to future struggles

“Why Bernie Sanders Came Up Short—and How That Lesson Can Fuel Future Progressive Victories:  Organizers believe his campaign shows a true political revolution is possible.” An excerpt from the new book Rules for Revolutionaries by Becky Bond and Zack Exley (Chelsea Green, 2016).

“Revolutions rarely succeed immediately. But when they do achieve their ultimate goal—even when it seems sudden—it’s usually a result of years of accumulated confidence, new tactics, and momentum. All of this is gained through defeats and setbacks that train and galvanize an ever-growing base of people who believe that change is possible if they all stand up and fight for change together.”