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“Dark Money”–Jane Mayer’s revealing look at the Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

July 24, 2020

As we look around us today, we are confronted with some of the great mysteries of the world, and are consumed with questions about why things are the way they are. Jane Mayer’s expose first published in 2016 is no less powerful today in 2020 as the sharply divided United States faces an election that will determine the future of freedom and equality in our country.

Why, we ask . . .
• Why was a climate change denier put in charge of the EPA?
• How can someone with absolutely no experience in the field be appointed to head the Department of Education?
• Why is it so important for the richest 1% to increase their wealth at the expense of those at the middle and the bottom of society?
• How is it that such a vacuum of leadership exists at the highest levels of the Trump administration, that is utterly unable to cope with unfolding crises arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and the sudden push for racial and economic equity.

The answers can be found in a book, and it is not the Bible. Jane Mayer’s Dark Money reveals how the vast torrents of campaign money unleashed by the Citizens United decision have undermined the democratic standards that once held sway in the US.

Dark Money is a nightmarish tale of greed and intrigue, guaranteed to keep you up at night.

And it’s all true. . . . .

This is a book to be read slowly and shared with others. Knowledge is power.

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