I don’t agree with your point of view on charter schools, but your Bernie article was right on. Bernie is so confused he does not know that Europe and the Nordics are social democracies, not “socialist democracies” that have fully embraced neoliberal economics. He and his followers are stuck in some midcentury mythical history of Europe that bears no resemblance to the reality. Austerity abounds and free markets reign. Like you said, they would not elect someone like Bernie in Denmark, Sweden or Norway.