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Appeared in: Volume 11, Number 3
Published on: October 12, 2015
2016
The Political Vocabulary of Bernie Sanders

Senator Bernie Sanders needs to address the most fundamentally divisive vocabulary of all, namely the twin dualities of “left vs. right” and “liberal vs. conservative.”

David Green is the author of The Language of Politics in America: Shaping Political Consciousness From McKinley to Reagan (Cornell University Press, 1991), and a contributor to The American Interest since 2012. He has taught at Ohio State, Cornell and York University.
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