Bern Notice: Responses to Comments on Bern After Reading

I recently wrote an essay for New Politics about the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the Bernie Sanders campaign, Bern After Reading: Sanders and Socialist Strategy. At its core, Bern After Reading (BAR) was asking questions: what is different about a socialist approach to the Bernie Sanders campaign, and is DSA following the perspectives laid out at the 2019 Convention for how to relate to election campaigns? I cast my doubts but ultimately, I left it open. I described what I saw as a shifting orientation among DSA members towards left populism…