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

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Mayer, Jane. 2016. Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right. Doubleday.

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When libertarian ideas proved decidedly unpopular with voters, the Koch brothers and their allies chose 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.

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"Mayer chronicles the rise in right-wing philanthropy –and the exploits of Richard Mellon Scaife, John Olin, and the Bradley brothers, pioneers in “weaponizing philanthropy” to advance a neo-conservative agenda. The Kochs picked up the baton, organizing hundreds of other donors."