March 7, 2016 - Jane Mayer

March 7, 2016
Jane Mayer

Y’know how they say, sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees, here’s what they mean.  If you look at the trees you can see that even if they are 100 of the 200 richest people in America, even when they throw a collective half a billion dollar, some estimate almost $900 million, into trying to win elections, they win some and they lose some.  But if you look at the political forest, you’ll see that the radical right of the radically rich have changed the whole environment.

 

No one has done a more persistent, penetrating, understanding job of reporting the political story of our times than Jane Mayer, author of the new book DARK MONEY: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right.

Reading Room

“What Happened to Jane Mayer When She Wrote About the Koch Brothers” – The New York Times

“Covert Operations” – The New Yorker

“Paul Ryan Face Tea Party Forces That He Helped Unleash” – The New York Times

 

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