NPJ Book Review: Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of The Radical Right by Jane Mayer

 

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of The Radical Right by Jane Mayer (2016)

Ms. Mayer, a world-class investigative journalist and author has written a provocative narrative of behind the scenes transfer of money from billionaires through non-profit channels to affect, exploit and manipulate United States democracy, the constitution, national elections and to increase their personal wealth and power.

Today, one has to ask, what are the facts or that which is based on the truth, while discerning what is the fake news. Though written for the present day Mayer’s work has a philosophical quality that transcends the moment. Disquieting, astute and relevant.