Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right Author Jane Mayer
ISBN-10 0307947904
ISBN-13 9780307947901
Year 2017-01-24
Pages 576
Language English
Publisher Anchor
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NATIONAL BESTSELLERONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARWho are the immensely wealthy right wing ideologues shaping the fate of America today From the bestselling author ofThe Dark Side an electrifying work of investigative journalism that uncovers the agenda of this powerful group In her new preface Jane Mayer discusses the results of the most recent election and Donald Trump s victory and how despite much discussion to the contrary this was a huge victory for the billionaires who have been pouring money in the American political system Why is America living in an age of profound and widening economic inequality Why have even modest attempts to address climate change been defeated again and again Why do hedge fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle class workers In a riveting and indelible feat of reporting Jane Mayer illuminates the history of an elite cadre of plutocratsheaded by the Kochs the Scaifes the Olins and the Bradleyswho have bankrolled a systematic plan to fundamentally alter the American political system Mayer traces a byzantine trail of billions of dollars spent by the network revealing a staggering conglomeration of think tanks academic institutions media groups courthouses and government allies that have fallen under their sphere of influence Drawing from hundreds of exclusive interviews as well as extensive scrutiny of public records private papers and court proceedings Mayer provides vivid portraits of the secretive figures behind the new American oligarchy and a searing look at the carefully concealed agendas steering the nation Dark Moneyis an essential book for anyone who cares about the future of American democracy National Book Critics Circle Award FinalistLA TimesBook Prize FinalistPEN Jean Stein Book Award FinalistShortlisted for the Lukas Prize

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