Thursday, July 7

New York, New York



The Democratic Party primaries in New York, to paraphrase Forrest Gump’s mom, are like a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re going to get. In June 2018, a 28-year-old Hispanic girl named Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez lunched at Joe Crowley, a professional politician – American-Irish for more derision – elected and reelected ten consecutive times for a seat in the House of Representatives.

Ocasio-Cortez’s victory, presented as an act of rebellion and a political earthquake, was not only a repudiation for the Democratic Party establishment but also a symbol of the impetus of its most left wing. Three years later, all that ‘social communist’ illusion has stumbled in its assault on the ‘skyline’