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Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution

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In the Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution, Independent congressman, presidential candidate and activist Bernie Sanders continues his fight against the imbalances in the nation's status quo, and shows you how to make a difference to effect the changes America--and the world--need to create a better tomorrow.

Throughout the Presidential campaign, Senator Bernie San
Hardcover, 226 pages
Published August 29th 2017 by Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
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Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, 2017
I was not real familiar with Bernie Sanders or his ideas before reading this book. Turns out I agree with a lot what he has to say. Definitely an interesting read.

I would recommend this to anyone wanting to learn more about the ideas of Bernie Sanders.
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars.

This would actually be a great book for high school students who are new to government or politics. The graphics, charts and data really illustrate the points in each chapter and the glossary in the back would be helpful for those new to political terminology.

A great mix of emotional rhetoric and logical facts to help inspire young people to choose an issue and speak up!

It's definitely a book that supports the Sanders agenda, but more so, one that supports the agenda of many young pe
Rod Horncastle
Aug 18, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: politics
So what's wrong with Bernie's Political Revolution?

Well, nothing: If you don't mind Sanders and HIS personal Government being in charge of absolutely EVERYTHING. And I mean "Everything". If you can Think It - Bernie gets to control it. That's basically his solution to the problems he lists in this book. Just give ALL THE MONEY to Bernie === he'll put it in his big piggy bank and dole it out how he knows best. Your opinion and expertise and FREEDOM are not required. Just to be clear:

Gary Moreau
Sep 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I confidently predict that the reviews for Bernie Sanders’ Guide to Political Revolution will fall exclusively on the two extremes of the rating spectrum. There will be few in the middle.

While it is doubtful that this book will change many minds, it should be a must read for everyone. The arguments are well made and clear. And for those already inclined to support Sanders’ positions there is plenty of great reference data to use in your next debate with friends and colleagues.

Bernie makes a key

"These days, the American dream is more apt to be realized in South America, in places such as Ecuador, Venezuela and Argentina, where incomes are actually more equal today than they are in the land of Horatio Alger.”
Bernie Sanders

Revolution, what for? what type of Revolution? and how?...

Bernie Sanders should be reminded about present-day Venezuela. Is that the type of socialism he wants in/for America? If so, I dispense this book.

A tale of two leaders of the left: New books by Bernie S
La La
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: history-stuff
I was told this is the "bible" for those in the resistance, no matter what your affiliation is, and I found this to be true. If you want to see postive progressive change in our country, this is the guidebook you are looking for. Reading it has fired me up again. RESIST!

I won this copy from Goodreads.
Lauren Stoolfire
While I don't quite agree with everything Bernie Sanders has put forth in this book, it's still quite a thought-provoking political read. My favorite part - Sanders does not talk down to teen readers whatsoever. ...more
At first I thought I'd just skim it and read the stuff at the end of the chapters where Bernie suggests actions and where to read for further knowledge. I figured I knew the rest. Well, I was wrong. For example, when discussing the criminal system, Bernie added information on the Opioid Crisis, so he is keeping his information up to date. He also addressed it to teenagers and 20somethings, not so much by talking down to them....good for him!...but by including definitions of words and terms they ...more
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
You can't help but like Bernie Sanders, who Steven Colbert affectionately called a "grouchy old communist." He's an affable man whose consistent message has taken on tremendous resonance in the Age of Trump. This book is essentially a distillation of his campaign message from the 2016 Presidential election, along with helpful graphics that display pertinent information, a lot of links to sources of additional information, and a glossary of key terms. I don't find much to disagree with here. Sand ...more
Erica Clou
I thought this would be a how-to of grassroots politics, but it's a summary of Sander's economic policies. If you read his 2016 book, as I did, there is nothing new here for you. However, the 2016 book was way too long, this one is extremely short. It could function basically as a pamphlet-plus for the primaries in Iowa and New Hampshire. I'd recommend this book mostly if you think that Sanders is not a viable candidate for President, or if you think that people that support him are extreme in s ...more
Jun 29, 2018 rated it it was ok
If you've watched a Bernie Sanders rally or debate, you probably read this book the same way I do: imagining the text spoken in Bernie's unmistakable accent, visualizing his big arm gestures. The socialist senator from Vermont, darling of the progressive media wing and idol to millions who saw him as a potential reformer of American financial and social institutions, ran a high-energy campaign for U.S. president from 2015 to '16, making a serious run at the Democratic Party nomination before con ...more
Vannessa Anderson
Apr 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Many good arguments were made and some not so good such as bringing the minimum wage up to $15 per hour by the year 2020 when $15 per hour was not a living wage in 2017.

The Top 10% of Americans own 76% of the wealth while the bottom 90% possess only the remaining 24%.

What I learned

. the lowest wage-employer is the U.S. government and is funded by the taxpayers
. crime is profitable
. men worth is more than women’s worth in the marketplace
. white women earn 79 cents to the white male dollar
. Americ
Aug 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
I agree on Bernie's positions on just about everything, so this book is preaching to the choir. However, I found it useful to read because the book includes some facts and analysis new to me, deepening my understanding. I also appreciated the links, web sites, further reading etc. listed at the end of each chapter. ...more
Noor Ali
Jul 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2019
This is a decent resource in my opinion to learn about the US politics in general (in case you are unfamiliar with it) and about Bernie Sanders views in particular.
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the most essential reads in politics today. Instead of resorting to attacks or dwelling on the past, Sanders sticks to the policies of social, environmental, and racial justice that have earned him so much support. The writing and level of detail in "Guide to Political Revolution" is Bernie Sanders at his best - motivating the next generation of altruistic, hopeful voters to get involved in local politics and fight for what is right. ...more
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
My son cracked up when he seen that I had won this book. I told him it's always better to have information than to be in the dark. So know he is going to read it as well. He is heading to college and taking it with him. ...more
Jan 04, 2018 rated it liked it
I totally get why this is called the bible of the resistance. however if you follow or have followed Bernie's platforms than you already know his stance on all of these. so there was not new information. still a solid read though ...more
Aug 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
I received an uncorrected proof-advance readers edition in a GoodReads giveaway. Some of the visual supports and text sections were not included in this copy.

The book is titled "Guide to Political Revolution" however it is not truly a guide. Each chapter ends with a section consisting of a few pages containing information on how to MOBILIZE- my copy was missing some of this, a PLAYLIST suggesting video presentations for more information, and FURTHER READING suggestions. Perhaps this is considere
Keturah Lamb
Jun 02, 2020 rated it liked it
*listened to audio book*

So many books that I wished to listen to, but my library holds were weeks out. So. I went through the list of currently available and saw this.

Why not?
My favorite question.

Definitely not a Sanders fan, but you know, I feel it's healthy to know another perspective.
So I listened to this while I cleaned today.

I'm surprised by how much I did agree with Sanders on some issues. He recognizes a lot of problems most conservatives are blind to. But his solutions miss the mark
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book, although cataloged at my library as adult nonfiction, is written at a level ideal for young adult readers. Most 14+ can read and appreciate Bernie's sentiments, which are presented in his voice, as if he is speaking right in front of you. It is a quick, easy read, and he presents reasonable solutions. My largest critique is that, as an academic, I'm not a fan of how citations are presented. I wish there were footnotes or endnotes directly connected to the sources at the end of each ch ...more
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, politics
This is a very accessible overview of Sander’s policy platforms. He is very detailed without getting bogged down. I highly recommend it.
Joey Hines
Feb 14, 2020 rated it liked it
This is a really good book for anyone curious about Sanders's platform. It's a young adult book, but doesn't talk down to its audience, managing to be concise without oversimplifying the issues. ...more
A call to work towards a better life for our country.
Jan 24, 2021 rated it liked it
3/5 only because as someone who's been following Bernie and his platform for years, most of this book was not new information! But this book is definitely a good read for anyone who's new to his ideas/policies. ...more
Aug 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
book about Bernie's past, campagne and goal. Nice insights into American History. I hoped for a bit more background to his campaign. ...more
Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A quick read, recommended to everyone. It starts with us!
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was ok
IMO it's just restating what we all wish for. I didn't find anything revolutionary or action items here.

The book talks about lots of ideas but we've already heard those ideas several times. We need better welfare for the people, taxes need to be cut for the common people, corporations are greedy and need more regulations to encourage them to help the common man, labor unions need to be supported, the minimum wages have to be increased.

What surprised me was the amount of country bashing. "Our cou
Roland Curit
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
I’ve read a dozen or so political books this year – most of them autobiographical. I saw the caricature of Bernie’s wild Einstein hair on the cover and vowed to give him some reading time. This book reads like a Sander’s rally. He hits all his major talking points and backs them up with statistics. In fact, the onslaught of numbers got tiring very quickly and the book became something I could only read 5-10 pages at a time. There were many graphs and tweets, but everything was in black and white ...more
Jan 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This nonfiction books is perfect for high school and college-aged readers who want to learn more about the state of our nation in regards to a livable wage (ch. 1), tax reform (ch. 2), Wall Street and the impact of big business on the economy (ch. 3), health care (ch. 4), higher education and its cost (ch. 5), climate change (ch. 6), the criminal justice system --with an emphasis on the industrialized prison complex (ch. 7), and immigration reform (ch. 8).

Sanders breaks down his proposed ideas
Nov 05, 2017 rated it liked it
touches the talking points of his campaign.

at some point, it list the problems of broken american system.

Yes, it needs reformation, but i would be more inclined to learnt how, with concrete plans.

However, this books seems to target people who didn't know the problem exists! It is quick read.

Also, the links in the 'mobilize' pages can come handy. I hope there is list somewhere from the book!

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Bernard "Bernie" Sanders is the junior United States Senator from Vermont, elected on November 7, 2006. Before becoming Senator, Sanders represented Vermont's at-large district in the United States House of Representatives for 16 years. Sanders also served as mayor of Burlington, Vermont from 1981 through 1989. ...more

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