cover image Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance

Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance

Bernie Sanders. St. Martin’s/Dunne, $27.99 (288p) ISBN 978-1-25016-326-4

Vermont Independent senator Sanders (Our Revolution) serves up an informative combination history of the progressive movement during the last two years and political manifesto. Starting with the end of his presidential campaign in June 2016, the book moves chronologically, highlighting specific days of note between election night 2016 and the recent nomination of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, including reproductions of Sanders’s speeches and news accounts of his activities. Chapters tie into policy issues such as from Medicare for all, gun control, and a $15 minimum wage, often employing the rhetoric of a stump speech (at one point Sanders lists a set of questions that media outlets aren’t asking him but should be, such as why income inequality has grown in recent decades). He is prone to repeating pithy talking points, such as that the U.S. spends more on its military than the next 10 countries combined. Despite a diary-like structure, this book is political, not personal; just like Sanders’s presidential bid, it’s not about his experience but about the movement he wants to represent. Agent: Ron Goldfarb, Goldfarb & Associates. (Nov.)