“Thanks to his in-depth knowledge of the history of left-wing movements in the United States, Nicolas Gachon has demonstrated how Bernie Sanders has managed to build his own political path, distinct from both European socialism and the centrism of the contemporary Democratic Party. In doing so, he successfully revived a long, and genuinely American, tradition of leaders fighting for the social and economic rights of every citizen of the United States.”—Françoise Coste
, Professor of U.S. History and Politics at Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France, author of Reagan
(2015), a prize-winning biography of the 40th president of the United States.
“Nicolas Gachon has written an engaging scholarly interpretation of Bernie Sanders’s view of democratic socialism. While Bernie Sanders's Democratic Socialism: Holding Utopia Accountable will not resolve the political debate surrounding Sanders’s radical vision, it offers a powerful point of departure for that discourse at a time when the US desperately needs a left alternative to the neoliberal embrace of both political parties.”
—William F. Grover, Faculty Fellow in the Honors College and Adjunct Professor of Political Science, Montana State University, USA. He is the author of The Unsustainable Presidency: Clinton, Bush, Obama and Beyond (2014), and the co-author (with Joseph G. Peschek) of Voices of Dissent: Critical Readings in American Politics (2012).