Bernie Sanders has been an unapologetic socialist for his entire political career, and Vermonters have loved him for it.
But could the rest of the nation?
On Thursday, Sanders set out to explain why it should. In a speech at Georgetown University that marked a defining moment in his campaign for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination, the independent senator from Vermont presented a tutorial on his brand of democratic socialism that was part defiant call to action and part history lesson.
In signature style, Sanders argued it is not he who is the radical — that it is billionaires and their allies who are the threat to the fundamental American values of...