Bernie Sanders is the leading edge of the historical forces bringing the 40-year Reagan era to an end, says Richard Parker of Harvard’s Kennedy School.
Plus: Obama’s legacy for black America is mostly symbolic, Gary Younge argues—the wealth gap between black and white Americans has grown over the last eight years, along with black poverty. Gary writes for The Guardian and The Nation.
Also: the real politics of hope–and the uncertainty behind it, especially for the climate movement: Rebecca Solnit talks about wild hope, big dreams and high ideals and deep emotions, and a sense that everything can change suddenly.
Her new book is Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities.