On either sides of the Atlantic, two old-school socialists have bushwhacked their way to the spotlight of their respective election cycles — defying the notion that U.S. and British left-wing voters hug too close to the center for their fiery brand of politics.

More improbable yet, they’ve done so with scrappy, shoestring campaigns that have each side-stepped the big-money game of electoral politics

Instead, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders and newly elected Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn are both tapping into grassroots funds raised from young people and liberal voters disenchanted with the mainstream and relying on free media attention and social media savvy over paid advertising Read more…

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Avowed socialists Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn stormed the polls with practically no money