Democracy for sale
dark money and dirty politics
- ISBN: 9781789546040
- Editorial: Head of Zeus Ltd.
- Fecha de la edición: 2020
- Lugar de la edición: London. Reino Unido
- Encuadernación: Rústica
- Medidas: 20 cm
- Nº Pág.: 398
- Idiomas: Inglés
The Sunday Times bestseller. 'A compulsively readable, carefully researched account of how a malignant combination of rightwing ideology, secretive money (much of it from the US) and weaponisation of social media have shaped contemporary British (and to a limited extent, European) politics ... Remarkable' Observer, Book of the Week
Democracy is in crisis, and unaccountable and untraceable flows of money are helping to destroy it.
This is the story of how money, vested interests and digital skulduggery are eroding trust in democracy. Antiquated electoral laws are broken with impunity, secretive lobbying is bending our politics out of shape and Silicon Valley tech giants collude in selling out democracy. Politicians lie gleefully, making wild claims that can be shared instantly with millions on social media.
Peter Geoghegan is a diligent, brilliant guide through the shadowy world of dark money and digital disinformation stretching from Westminster to Washington, and far beyond.
Praise for Democracy for Sale: 'Thorough, gripping and vitally important' Oliver Bullough