The world according to Bernie

He's a socialist.

By

Opinion

January 21, 2020 - 3:39 PM

Bernie Sanders speaks during a fundraiser in Iowa on Aug. 9, 2019, in Clear Lake, Iowa. Photo by (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/TNS)

WASHINGTON — For most of his 29 years in Congress, Bernie Sanders was mainly a left-wing gadfly, a relentless critic of the bipartisan Cold War consensus and a defender of regimes that resisted U.S. power.

When he ran for president four years ago, the senator from Vermont barely mentioned world affairs; his campaign website didn’t even have a foreign policy page for several months.

Since then, Sanders has evolved. In speeches, articles and interviews, he’s been working out a theory of what the U.S. role in the world should be after the “endless wars” in Afghanistan and Iraq are brought to an end, a step that remains his starting point.

Related
April 15, 2020
March 11, 2020
March 4, 2020
March 2, 2020