“Progressives: get thee immediately to a bookstore and pick up a copy of The Machine; there is no time to waste. Lee Fang documents in lively detail the cogs, axles, sockets, levers, and output of the most insidious political machine in our history—the resurgent right. The reach of this machine is hair-raising, but in order to overcome it, one must know it. Fang, with his years of reporting and insight, knows it better than anyone writing today, and he presents a compelling field guide for smart progressives. A must-read for the left and anyone concerned about the takeover of democracy by the wealthy few.”
Jennifer Granholm, former governor of Michigan

“Lee Fang is a fearless American muckraker who exposes secret political machinations often overlooked by the mainstream press. Anyone interested in understanding why Washington doesn’t work should read The Machine.”
Jane Mayer, staff writer, The New Yorker

“With our lawmakers more beholden than ever to dark money, Lee’s book couldn’t have come at a better time. Wealthy corporations and donors have made a huge investment in partisan politics, which means reformers need to arm themselves with the best information available, and this expertly researched book is a great place to start.”
Bob Edgar, president of Common Cause

“Lee Fang is one of America’s best and most prolific investigative journalists, and in this brilliant and insightful work he tells a vital and important story of the takeover of American politics by a small band of billionaires. An absolute must-read for every American who cares about the future of America and of democracy itself.”
Thom Hartmann, radio host and author of The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight

“Few people have done more in-depth research, reporting, and writing on the post-Obama conservative movement than Lee Fang. The Machine goes beyond the headlines and explores exactly how this ideological movement operates.”
Amanda Terkel, senior political reporter, The Huffington Post

“It reads more like a spy novel. Beginning with the tobacco lobbying groups and the Clinton administration through their relative dormancy during the Bush years, to the pre-emptive planned strike when Barack Obama was elected in 2008, readers get to jump on the ride and observe it in real time as Fang unfolds the story, dropping names, places, and dates of meetings.”
Karoli, blogger, Crooks and Liars

“A practical addition to literature on conservatism that will be widely appreciated, not just on the left.”
Kirkus Reviews

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