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

    By Jane Mayer

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307947901
    • Publisher: Anchor
    • Published: January 2017
  • Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

    By Jane Mayer

    Our Price: $9.00 - $14.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385535595
    • Publisher: Doubleday
    • Published: January 2016
    Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers?The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against “big government” led to the rise of a broad-based conservative movement. But as Jane Mayer shows in this powerful, meticulously reported history, a network of exceedingly wealthy people with extreme libertarian views bankrolled a systematic, step-by-step plan to fundamentally alter the American political system.The network has brought together some of the richest people on the planet, foremost among them Charles and David Koch. Their core beliefs—that taxes are a form of tyranny; that government oversight of business is an assault on freedom—are sincerely held. But these beliefs also advance their personal and corporate interests: Many of their companies have run afoul of federal pollution, worker safety, securities, and tax laws.When libertarian ideas proved decidedly unpopular with voters, the Koch brothers and their allies decided on another path. If they pooled their vast resources, they could fund an interlocking array of organizations that could work in tandem to influence and ultimately control academic institutions, think tanks, the courts, statehouses, Congress, and, they hoped, the presidency.The political operatives the network employs are disciplined, smart, and at times ruthless. And  their efforts have been remarkably successful. Libertarian views on taxes and regulation, once far outside the mainstream and still rejected by most Americans, are ascendant in the majority of state governments, the Supreme Court, and Congress. Meaningful environmental, labor, finance, and tax reform has been stymied.Jane Mayer spent five years conducting hundreds of interviews—including with several sources within the network—and scoured public records, private papers, and court proceedings in reporting this book. In a taut and utterly convincing narrative, she traces the byzantine trail of the billions of dollars spent by the network and provides vivid portraits of the colorful figures behind the new American oligarchy.Dark Money is a book that must be read by anyone who cares about the future of American democracy.
  • Dinero Oscuro / Dark Money (Spanish Edition)

    By Jane Mayer

    Our Price: $16.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9786073161978
    • Publisher: Debate
    • Published: September 2018
  • Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas

    By Jane Mayer

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780395633182
    • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company
    • Published: November 1994
    An exploration of how the Bush Administration orchestrated the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme Court gives an inside view of political tricks and tactics
  • The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals

    By Jane Mayer

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307456298
    • Publisher: Anchor Books
    • Published: May 2009
    A National Book Award Finalist. Bestselling author & acclaimed correspondent for the NY Times Jane Mayer relates in gripping detail the impact of the Bush Administration's disastrous counterterrorism policies. Under their watch, U.S.-held prisoners, some of them completely innocent, have been subjected to treatment more reminiscent of the Spanish Inquisition than the 21st century. Mayer shows how the key players, Vice President Dick Cheney & his adviser David Addington, exploited 9/11 to further a long-held agenda to enhance presidential power in an unprecedented manner that obliterated Constitution protections. Photos. 432p.
  • The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned into a War on American Ideals

    By Jane Mayer

    Our Price: $7.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780385526395
    • Publisher: Doubleday
    • Published: July 2008
    When America panicked after September 11, a few ambitious Washington politicians took the opportunity to consolidate the power of the President at the expense of the Congress and courts. At the same time, liberties once considered essential to the security of America's identity were suspended in favor of the shadowy specter of security. Investigative journalist Jane Mayer chronicles the abuses of authority at all levels of government side by side with the Washington power plays which made them possible. 'The Dark Side' reveals the chilling truth of the methods employed in the name of the War on Terror.
  • The Torture Report: A Graphic Adaptation

    By Sid Jacobson

    Our Price: $8.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781568585758
    • Publisher: Nation Books
    • Published: March 2017

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