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By David Segal on September 25, 2013
There’s a great free event at Brown next Wednesday, about the biggest threat to American democracy — and how we can fix it. It’s cosponsored by a number of great orgs, including mine: Demand Progress.
Join Nation magazine DC correspondent/MSNBC contributor John Nichols and renowned communications scholar Robert McChesney for a discussion of their new book:
When: 7:00pm Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Where: Smith-Buonanno Hall, Brown University, Room 106
95 Cushing St. (corner of Cushing and Brown)
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.
Event cosponsored by Brown Democracy Matters, DemandProgress.org, and RI Progressive Democrats of America.