Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America

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John Nichols discusses his expose of fabulously wealthy individuals and corporations who he says are co-opting America’s political life in a way that could signal the end of our democracy.
John Nichols
Thursday, May 22, 2014
6:30pm @ Central Library

Incredibly wealthy individuals and corporations are radically redefining our electoral process in a way that, failing a dramatic intervention, signals the end of our democracy.

That’s the alarm raised by John Nichols in a discussion of his new exposé (co-written with Robert McChesney) of pay-to-play billionaires, election-buying corporations, activist judges who advance their agendas, and the media conglomerates that have blown off journalism for the sake of political advertising.

Nichols is the Washington correspondent for The Nation magazine.

Co-sponsored by The Nation Institute.

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