Don't miss Nation Books authors John Nichols and Robert McChesney talking about their new book at Powell's Books in Portland. The latest work from the acclaimed authors is Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America. Check out exclusive excerpts from the book at Salon.com, the Nation, and the Capital Times.
Fresh from the first $10 billion election campaign, Dollarocracy shows how unbridled campaign spending defines our politics and, failing a dramatic intervention, signals the end of our democracy. Blending vivid reporting from the 2012 campaign trail and deep perspective from decades covering American and international media and politics, political journalist John Nichols and media critic Robert W. McChesney explain how US elections are becoming controlled, predictable enterprises that are managed by a new class of consultants who wield millions of dollars and define our politics as never before. As the money gets bigger — especially after the Citizens United ruling — and journalism, a core check and balance on the government, declines, American citizens are in danger of becoming less informed and more open to manipulation. With groundbreaking behind-the-scenes reporting and staggering new research on "the money power," Dollarocracy shows that this new power does not just endanger electoral politics; it is a challenge to the DNA of American democracy itself.
"I hope Dollarocracy reaches a large audience, not just among journalists but among the citizens who will produce the next journalism, so we can all move toward a more open, competent and trustworthy press."
—Bill Kovach, former Washington Bureau Chief, The New York Times
"John Nichols and Bob McChesney make a compelling, and terrifying, case that American democracy is becoming American dollarocracy."
"Dollarocracy gets at what's ailing America better than any other diagnosis I've encountered. Plus it prescribes a cure. What else could a reader--or a citizen--ask? To me, it's the book of the year."
—Michael J. Copps, FCC Commisioner, 2001-2011
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|Start:||November 13, 2013 at 7:30 PM|
|End:||November 13, 2013 at 9:00 PM|
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