The Centrist Myth of the Progressive Ideologue

Senator Bernie Sanders, a favorite target of centrists that like to frame progressives as ideologues.

Centrists, both Democrats and Republicans, often frame progressives as unrealistic ideologues. This idea is as false as it is widespread. One of the most oft repeated myths of American political discourse is part 1) the center of the American political spectrum is the best place to govern from because part 2) it seeks compromise and a big tent. The corollary is that progressives, being more ideological…



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