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Christopher Leonard: The Rise of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America

with Paul Constant

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Town Hall First Hill
Fri Sept 6, 7:30–11 pm


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In 2016, New Yorker writer Jane Mayer published Dark Money, which revealed the way that Charles and David Koch used their billions to create a network of arch conservative institutions that continue to wreak havoc on US democracy today. Rather than focus on the many-tentacled political monster they created, investigative journalist Christopher Leonard focuses on the creation of Koch Industries, the insanely large and insanely influential fossil-fuel company that has stymied progress on environmental regulations, sped up the degradation of union workforces, and generally perpetuated blight and pain upon the living world. Early reviews suggest that Leonard's corporate history "keeps you turning pages" despite its heft (the book is 687 pages). Sounds like a good old-fashioned seethe read.

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1119 Eighth Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

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