I find the repeated assertion that Bernie and the left won the ideological struggle in the course of the presidential primary problematic. Bernie shifted the conversation in the primaries for sure. But he also lost big, far bigger than he did in 2016. Thus the assertion of ideological victory should be qualified and complicated. Unless it is, it strikes me as an example of our ideological hopes getting ahead of a far more complex reality. Such a mode of thinking is understandable in some ways, but it won’t get us a flea hop closer to a just, egalitarian, and sustainable society.