End of an era as US Democrats seek a radical new voice

The party's centre of gravity has shifted left in response to Trump and growing inequality

Listen carefully and you can hear the retreat of the Democratic establishment. Incrementalism served its purpose: It made Democrats electable again and safe for Wall Street. But it has had its day.

The generation of Democrats that downplayed concerns about inequality and embraced global markets is being replaced by a far bolder political voice.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 15, 2019, with the headline 'End of an era as US Democrats seek a radical new voice'. Print Edition | Subscribe