Letter from America

Return of social democracy?

Print edition : September 18, 2015

Bernie Sanders, U.S. Democratic presidential candidate, during the opening of his Cedar Rapids field headquarters in Marion, Iowa, on August 16. Photo: Charlie Neibergall/AP

Jeremy Corbyn (centre), candidate for the leadership of the U.K. Labour Party, with members of trade unions at an event outlining his plans for a publicly owned railway network, in London, on August 18. Photo: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Thomas Mulcair, Canada’s New Democratic Party leader, at an electoral meeting in Montreal on August 10. Photo: Marc Braibant/AFP

In the rubble of the financial crisis, pro-socialist political formations on both sides of the Atlantic attract the dispossessed.
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