America’s generation game

Democrats need to retain Sanders’ young following, warns Anar Bata.

The World Today
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His bid for the Democratic candidacy may appear to be over, but it would be a mistake to deny that Bernie Sanders’ vision for a new socialist America is appealing to a large segment of the US population, most notably the young.

It is difficult to avoid the irony that a 79-year-old, white Senator from Vermont has become the voice of the next generation. But his policies resonate with many Millennials and the growing Generation Z, defined by the Pew Research Centre respectively as those born between 1981 and 1996, and those born from 1997 onwards. The next cohort, those born after 2010, are to be known as Generation Alpha.

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