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NATIONAL BESTSELLER
ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

Who are the immensely wealthy right-wing ideologues shaping the fate of America today? From the bestselling author of The 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 plutocrats—headed by the Kochs, the Scaifes, the Olins, and the Bradleys—who 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 Money is an essential book for anyone who cares about the future of American democracy.

National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
LA Times
 Book Prize Finalist
PEN/Jean Stein Book Award Finalist
Shortlisted for the Lukas Prize

GENRE
Politics & Current Events
RELEASED
2016
January 19
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
3.4
MB

Customer Reviews

ayyylien ,

Everyone needs to read this

The Illuminati Realized.Do not listen to the "conspiracy theories" and bad reviews below. The Koch brothers are known for their political influence. Do your own research.

AnnandaleMort ,

All the Power That Money Can Buy

This is an excellent book that tells the story of how the Koch brothers and their cohorts have figured out how to have their way with politics. It scares me to think that "the will of the people" can be usurped by a few people with lots of money. I have to hand it to Ms. Mayer fir doing an excellent job of telling the behind the scenes story of how this happened.

The Dahveed ,

A must read for all Americans

Don’t let America become a Feudal fiefdom. “Democracy” means rule by the people, not by the billionaires.

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