Professor Frances Fox Piven describes Sanders: You could call him a New Deal Democrat


 | Raw Story | February 18, 2016

Activist and honorary Democratic Socialists of America chair Frances Fox Piven suggested on Wednesday that the term “Democratic Socialist” might be too big to describe Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

“People mean a lot of different things by it,” she told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell. “You could also call Bernie Sanders a New Deal Democrat and you wouldn’t be wrong. And maybe he’s not even a very left-wing New Deal Democrat.”

Piven, a professor of sociology and political science for the Graduate Center at the City University of New York, observed that people are “eating up” Sanders’ policy ideas, which she described as unique to the American left-wing.

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