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Summary of Dark Money by Jane Mayer | Includes Analysis
- By: Instaread
- Narrated by: Michael Pauley
- Length: 32 mins
Dark Money by Jane Mayer profiles the wealthy donors who have funded and established organizations to promote libertarian ideals, particularly the brothers Charles and David Koch. They and their two other brothers were raised by parents who promoted free-market capitalism and were suspicious of anything related or sympathetic to Communism. The four Koch brothers inherited portions of their father's oil business, and later Charles and David conspired to buy out their other brothers' portions of the company....
- By Elizabeth Levy on 01-01-17
Too brief to adequately cover the rich material in Mayer’s book
If this summary had gone into more detail, I️ would have found it helpful. It needed to be about 2-3 times longer to give a more nuanced feel to Mayer’s book. I️ read most of the book for my book club, got short on time, and switched to the summary to finish the book in time for my meeting. Mayer’s writing is quite dense, but the summary is not informative enough. Read the actual book if you can!