November 14, 20165:44 PM ET Heard on All Things Considered NPR Staff
Thousands of people gathered to hear Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders during a campaign rally Sept. 14, 2015, at the Prince William County Fairgrounds in Manassas, Va.
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In Bernie Sanders’ new book, Our Revolution, the Vermont senator tells the story of his life, his career and his run for the Democratic presidential nomination.
He also spells out the programs he believes the country should adopt to combat such ills as inequality, discrimination and lack of opportunity, not to mention the burdens of college and health care costs.
Sanders says he was not shocked by Donald Trump’s victory. But he says the election results show it is time for the Democratic Party to undergo a fundamental reassessment.
“I think it’s time for a fundamental reassessment,” Sanders tells NPR’s Robert Siegel, “and I think what that reassessment has got to entail is to understand that we cannot have a party that will win, if we continue to become dependent on big money interests and campaign fundraisers all over this country.”