"...The politics of renewal cannot become deeply grounded without mass engagement as well as elite leadership. ,,, Political reformers will need to mobilize for the long haul, appreciating that it is not electoral competitions alone that are decisive, but also the creation of organized capacity to cement a meaningful middle-class democracy by turning electoral victories into substantive and sustainable triumphs."
The Sanders revolution will be the work of a generation, just as the Progressive reforms a century ago were not fully realized until the Franklin Roosevelt years. But the work is well begun. As I head back to the library today with Winner-Take-All, I am hopeful that the book wins a new round of attention and careful readers who will step up to the challenge.
Background: What finally forced DWS out.