... Where We Go From Here is unmistakably a campaign book, which means that, like almost all campaign books, it is boring ... Where We Go From Here is slightly more interesting than most campaign books because Bernie Sanders is slightly more interesting than most candidates for president ... Otherwise, Where We Go From Here is just what you might expect. His platforms are presented but not interrogated. There are stances, but few real questions and little self-reflection. But light deception, overblown rhetoric, and the urge to find blame everywhere but in your own campaign are not unique to Sanders: they are hallmarks of this genre.
The author includes speeches he has delivered around the country and excerpts from interviews in diarylike entries that focus on issues such as taxation, the environment, education, criminal justice, gun control, immigration, military spending, and foreign policy ... A hopeful view of America’s uncertain future.
... an informative combination history of the progressive movement during the last two years and political manifesto ... [Sanders] is prone to repeating pithy talking points, such as that the U.S. spends more on its military than the next 10 countries combined. Despite a diary-like structure, this book is political, not personal; just like Sanders’s presidential bid, it’s not about his experience but about the movement he wants to represent.