The money and power behind this week’s election results confirm what everyone knows: democracy is under siege. Corporations buy elections with virtually unlimited cash and big media conglomerates reap billions from political advertising.


Published on Friday, November 8, 2013 by Moyers & Company

This week on Moyers & Company, Bill talks to John Nichols and Robert McChesney about America’s transformation into a dollarocracy and what we can do to get our political system back on track. Nichols is the Washington correspondent for The Nation and McChesney is a leading professor and scholar of communications and society at the University of Illinois. Their latest book is Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex Is Destroying America.

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Also this week, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild Heidi Boghosian joins Bill for a conversation on the illicit surveillance strategies used by the government and corporations to track us all. In her book Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance, she has collected stories of how public and private sector surveillance has turned innocent lives upside down and has been used to suppress journalists, whistleblowers and activists.

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