Noam called it back in early February. The entire spectrum of the ruling class circled its wagons against Sanders. Not that Sanders is all that radical. In most countries with a democratic government, Sanders would be barely center-left, perhaps square in the middle in many places. Their recent efforts at faux populism aside, the Republicans are a right-wing plutocratic party like El Salvador’s ARENA, and the Democrats are a centrist/center-right neoliberal party like the Christian Democratic parties of Europe and Latin America on economics, and a far-right imperialist party on foreign policy.