Authors Of “Dollarocracy” To Speak At Brown

Dollarocracy There’s a great free event at Brown next Wednesday, October 2nd, about the biggest threat to American democracy — and how we can fix it.  It’s cosponsored by a number of great orgs, including: Brown Democracy Matters, RI Progressive Democrats of America, and mine, DemandProgress.

When President Barack Obama was reelected, some pundits argued that, despite unbridled campaign spending, here was proof that big money couldn’t buy elections. The exact opposite was the case. The 2012 election was a quantum leap: it was America’s first $10 billion election campaign. And it solidified the power of a new class in American politics: the fabulously wealthy individuals and corporations who are radically redefining our politics in a way that, failing a dramatic intervention, signals the end of our democracy. It is the world of “Dollarocracy.”

Join Nation magazine DC correspondent/MSNBC contributor John Nichols and renowned communications scholar Robert McChesney for a discussion of their new book: Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex is Destroying America.

Free, 7pm, Wednesday, October 2, Smith-Buonanno Hall, Brown University, Rm 106, 95 Cushing Street (corner of Cushing and Brown Streets)

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