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The Best Books We Read in 2017

As is tradition for, well, all book blogs ever, we compiled a list of the best books we each read in 2017. 1,415 more words

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Notes and tidbits posted on FB and Twitter. Part 114

Notes and tidbits posted on FB and Twitter. Part 114

Note 1: I take notes of books I read and comment on events and edit sentences that fit my style. 748 more words

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Book Review of “Dark Money”

Jane Mayer wrote “Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right” and published it in 2016. It covers a lot of history and is broken up into three sections: “Weaponizing Philanthropy: The War of Ideas, 1970-2008”; “Secret Sponsors: Covert Operations, 2009-2010”; and “Privatizing Politics: Total Combat, 2011-2014”. 693 more words

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

An optimist would say that democracy is pure. Freed from the hands of the rich and powerful, a democracy is the voice of the people. A pessimist, or at least someone who reads the news would say otherwise. 102 more words

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When Money Speaks, the Truth is Silent

Reading Jane Mayer’s Dark Money has solidified a long-held conviction: I simply don’t trust people who revere money and the attainment of wealth as a two-pronged highest good. 927 more words

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The Top 5 Longreads of the Week

This week, we’re sharing stories from Jane Mayer, David Zax, Christopher Glazek, Farah Stockman, and Alex Mar.

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