[Marxism] Too Close for Comfort

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Tue Dec 17 11:29:59 MST 2019

BERNIE SANDERS simply cannot win, Vivian Gornick told me emphatically 
over the phone. Gornick, the acclaimed feminist writer and critic, grew 
up in the working-class Jewish Bronx of the 1940s and ’50s, enmeshed in 
her family’s Communist Party milieu. She speaks with the kind of old New 
York accent that is becoming increasingly rare; she is famously frank in 
conversation. Asked about Sanders, she did not mince words: “He’s old 
and he’s Jewish and he rants and he raves.” In short, he’s unelectable.


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