I read an article in Jacobin last night that was a diatribe against, of all people (or should I say candidates) Elizabeth Warren. Her candidacy, it was said, has no potential to end the “class de-alignment” that structures U.S. politics in various ways. Only Bernie’s candidacy possesses that potential, even if Bernie is “only” a social democrat. I can’t recall any mention of the urgency of defeating Trump and the necessity of broad democratic unity that should flow from that imperative.

There is a lot to take issue with in this article, but thinking more about it, I began to wonder how much such thinking resonates with people in general and young people in particular. Probably not much.